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THEMIS: Sand dunes and sheets in Arabia Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 10, 2019. This false-color VIS image is located in an unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. Dark blue tones in false color indicate basaltic sands. These sands have created the dunes seen in this image, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: McLaughlin Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 9, 2019. The large crater at the bottom of today’s image is called McLaughlin Crater. It is located west of Mawrth Vallis, on the margin between Arabia Terra and Chryse Planitia. The THEMIS VIS … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Aram Chaos in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 8, 2019. Today’s false-color VIS image is located in Aram Chaos. Aram Chaos was initially formed by a large impact. Over time the crater interior was modified by several different processes, including liquid water. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Syrtis Major Planum in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 5, 2019. This false-color VIS image is located in the center of Syrtis Major Planum. At the top of the image is Nili Patera, a volcanic summit. The sand dunes located near Nili Patera … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Oyama Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 4, 2019. Oyama Crater dominates the top of this VIS image. Oyama Crater is located in Arabia Terra, just west of Mawrth Vallis. The two craters at the bottom of the image are unnamed. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Melas Chasma landslide debris

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 3, 2019. This false-color image is located within Melas Chasma. The lobate forms at the bottom of the image are the remnants of landslides that crashed from the top of the cliff sides to … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Goodbye Opportunity

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 2, 2019. This false-color VIS image shows part of Meridiani Planum. While this image does not show where the Opportunity MER rover explored, Meridiani Planum was Opportunity’s home since it arrived in January 2004. … Continue reading

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THEMIS; Rutherford Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 1, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of the floor of Rutherford Crater. Blue tones in false color images are indicative of basaltic sand. Rutherford Crater is approximately 107 km (66 miles) in diameter. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Impact craters in Arabia Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 29, 2019. This false-color VIS image shows parts of several craters located in Arabia Terra. Blue tones in false color images indicated the presence of basaltic sands. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Arabia Terra in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 28, 2019. This false-color VIS image is located in Arabia Terra. The image cuts across an ancient, almost obliterated impact crater, whose rim can be seen at the top and bottom of the image. … Continue reading

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