Tag Archives: Utopia Planitia

HiRISE: Crazy terrain in Utopia

That crazy terrain. This is the floor of a crater in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Storm clouds over Utopia

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 7, 2018. This VIS image shows the cloud tops of a large storm over Utopia Planitia. The clouds are composed mainly of dust and completely hide the surface. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Complex feature in Hephaestus Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 8, 2018. This VIS image is located at the eastern end of Hephaestus Fossae. Hephaestus Fossae is a channel system in Utopia Planitia near Elysium Mons. It has been proposed that the channel formed … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Doublet crater in Utopia Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 19, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a double impact – two meteors hitting simultaneously. The two meteors would have started as a single object, at some point prior to impact the object separated into … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Utopian dust devil tracks

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 2, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows dust devil tracks in Utopia Planitia. The tracks occur where dust devils have scoured the fine materials off the underlying surface. In some cases dust devils can create … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Youngish crater in Utopia Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 17, 2018. This VIS image shows an unnamed crater located in Utopia Planitia. This relatively young crater has a steep inner rim, with floor deposits that originate from the crater rim itself. As craters … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Getting from here to there in Utopia Planitia

Getting from here to there in Utopia Planitia. Is this a wrinkle ridge or a flow margin? Knowing will help in the study of regional tectonics here. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Faults and pitted mounds in Utopia Planitia

Faults and pitted mounds in Utopia Planitia. This is the summit of a high massif. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Scoured ejecta from Bacolor crater impact

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 19, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows some of the ejecta from Bacolor Crater in Utopia Planitia. There are several layers of ejecta visible in the image. The crater itself is just off the image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flow fronts, crater rims in Utopia Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 3, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a face staring out at me? (THEMIS Art #138) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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