Tag Archives: Aeolis Mensae

THEMIS: Wind leaves its clawmarks

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 17, 2016. Today’s VIS image is located in Aeolis Mensae, east of Gale Crater. The linear ridge/valley system near the center of the image was formed by unidirectional winds eroding poorly cemented material. This … Continue reading

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HRSC: Aeolis Mensae

A powerful combination of tectonic activity and strong winds have joined forces to shape the scenery in this region of Mars. The image was taken by ESA’s Mars Express on 7 July 2015 and covers part of the Aeolis Mensae … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Inverted streams in the Aeolis region

The sinuous ridges in this image display strong characteristics of ancient meandering riverbeds that are preserved as inverted topography (blue). The ancient river sediments that make up the ridges might have allowed fluids to produce cements (e.g., calcite or iron … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Aeolis Mensae

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 10, 2014. This VIS image shows a small portion of Aeolis Mensae, a complex region of hills, plateaus and graben. The prominent channel in the lower half of the image is a fault bounded … Continue reading

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