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THEMIS: Secondary caldera atop Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 8, 2017. This image shows part of the complex caldera at the summit of the volcano. Calderas are found at the tops of volcanoes and are the source region for magma that rises from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Collapse rings in Ascraeus Mons caldera

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 7, 2017. This image shows the eastern part of the complex caldera at the summit of the volcano. Calderas are found at the tops of volcanoes and are the source region for magma that … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ring-fault tectonics at Ascraeus Mons caldera

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 6, 2017. This image shows part of the complex caldera at the summit of the volcano. Calderas are found at the tops of volcanoes and are the source region for magma that rises from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Collapse features on flank of Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 5, 2017. This image shows part of the northeastern flank of Ascraeus Mons, along the trend that joins the three large Tharsis volcanoes. The image has a myriad of collapse features from circular to … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pit craters on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2017. This image shows a collapse feature on the southeastern flank of the volcano. The circular/scalloped margin of the collapse is typical for ceiling collapse into a lava tube. However, the potential lava … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Collapsed lava channel on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 1, 2017. This image shows part of the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons. The feature at the bottom of the image is a collapse feature. These features can be caused by several processes. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava levees on Ascraeus Mons’ upper slopes

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 31, 2017. This image of the flank of Ascraeus Mons shows several individual flows where the sides are higher than the center. These are called leveed flows, as the outer margin acts as a … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Into the caldera atop Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 30, 2017. This image shows part of the complex caldera at the summit of the volcano. Calderas are found at the tops of volcanoes and are the source region for magma that rises from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flows and faults on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 29, 2017. Looking again at the southeastern flank of the volcano the narrow nature of the flows are visible. Given the steep sides of the volcano, flows from the summit run as narrow “rivers” … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava levees on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 28, 2017. This image shows part of the southeastern flank of Ascraeus Mons. The narrow flows of the volcano dominate the top of the image — note the raised levees flanking the channels — … Continue reading

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