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THEMIS: Grazing light at sunrise on lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 26, 2017. The grazing light of sunrise, coming from the right, reveals edges and other details in lava flows of Daedalia Planum. These flows come from Arsia Mons volcano. A windstreak is visible at … Continue reading

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Blade-like ridges on Mars have diverse origins

Thin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The simplest explanation for these impressive ridges is that lava flowed into … Continue reading

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Mars mantle models pave way for InSight lander

When NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander touches down on Mars in November 2018, it will become the planet’s most advanced geophysical monitoring station. From its landing site on the plains of Elysium Planitia, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Relatively dust-free lavas, Asia Mons

Relatively dust free lavas from Arsia Mons. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Gully on Hecates Tholus

Gully on Hecates Tholus. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Ridge NW of Nili Fossae

Ridge northwest of Nili Fossae. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Catena on Alba Mons

Catena on Alba Mons. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Inter-plate trough in Cerberus Palus

Inter-plate trough in Cerberus Palus. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Syrtis Major in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 24, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Syrtis Major Planum. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Rafted rock

This area of Amazonis Planitia to the west of the large volcano Olympus Mons was once flooded with lava. A huge eruption flowed out across the relatively flat landscape. Sometimes called “flood basalt,” the lava surface quickly cooled and formed … Continue reading

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