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THEMIS: Over the summit of Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 28, 2018. Today’s VIS image crosses the flanks and summit of Pavonis Mons. Calderas are down-dropped areas which collapse when lava inside the volcano withdraws, removing its support for the heavy rock layers above. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslide in Mutch Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2018. Today’s image shows part of Mutch Crater in Xanthe Terra. At the bottom of the image, visible in warm tones, is a short section of the crater’s southern rim. Note the landslide … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sands of Tombaugh Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 26, 2018. Tombaugh Crater is in the center of this VIS image. Dark blue tones are basaltic sands of the floor of the crater. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: North polar dunes meet Escorial Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 25, 2018. At the bottom of this image is Escorial Crater. The dune field to the north are called Hyperboreae Undae. The subtle blue and yellow arcs over the crater are clouds. The THEMIS … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Arabia Terra landscape in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 24, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of Arabia Terra. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Amazonis Planitia in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 21, 2018. This image shows a portion of Amazonis Planitia, part of the vast northern lowlands of Mars. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nepenthes Mensae in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 20, 2018. Nepenthes Mensae is the region of hills and mesas north of Terra Cimmeria. The dark blue part of the image is a region of basaltic sands. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ice-rich clouds over Arsia Mons’ caldera

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 19, 2018. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Terra Sabaea crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 18, 2018. Part of a large crater fills the center of this VIS image. In this false color image the dark blue material is basaltic sand. The sands are located between the crater rim … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Shallow drill pit at Inverness

Sol 2172, September 15, 2018. The rover’s MAHLI camera recorded the results of the drill’s action at the Inverness target — a shallow pit rather than a hole. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 2172 raw images (from all cameras).

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