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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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HiRISE: A ridge on the plains

A ridge on the plains. This ridge on rocky plains is located not to far from Daedalia Planum, a featureless plain with multiple lava flows and small craters. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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THEMIS: Elysium Planitia in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 26, 2019. Today’s false-color VIS image is located in Elysium Planitia. The linear depressions at the top of the image are created by tectonic faults, where the center block of material has dropped downward … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tapestry in rock — Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 22, 2019. This VIS image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum. The lava flows in this image originated at Arsia Mons. Individual flows have lengths up to almost 180 km (~111 miles). The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Daedalia Planum lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 12, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a small part of Daedalia Planum.(Note that sunlight in this image is coming from the right.) The lava flows originate from Arsia Mons, one of the large volcanoes … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A margin of lava

A margin of lava. This lava margin in Cerberus Palus is part of the Athabasca Valles flow. There are also lava coils in this region, something we did not know existed on Mars until HiRISE took an image. The lava … Continue reading

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HiRISE: At the summit of Jovis Tholus

At the summit of Jovis Tholus. Jovis Tholus is a volcano in the Tharsis region and is about 58 kilometers in diameter. Our image only shows a portion of the summit. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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THEMIS: Volcanic plains east of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 22, 2019. This VIS false-color image shows a small part of the extensive volcanic plains located east of the giant volcano Olympus Mons. While the colors are generally soft and subtle, they indicate real … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Almost like water

This image in Athabasca Valles shows lava flows originating from Elysium Mons to the northwest. A Context Camera image shows the lava flowed from the northwest to the southeast, diverting around obstacles as it settled. (The flow is outlined in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: An elongated pit in Margaritifer Terra

An elongated pit in Margaritifer Terra. There is nothing more interesting than a feature that resembles a giant amoeba. Margaritifer Terra is an ancient, heavily cratered region, centered just south of the Martian equator, and covers 2600 kilometers at its … Continue reading

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