Tag Archives: Alba Mons

THEMIS: Giant pit crater collapse on Alba Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 10, 2018. This VIS image is located on the eastern flank of Alba Mons. Linear faults and graben surround the volcano aligned north/south, intersecting and deflected around the summit. The large graben is called … Continue reading

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Mars Express: From horizon to horizon

Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface. On 2 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Volcanic fissure in Labeatis Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 8, 2018. The feature that crosses this VIS image is a graben. Graben are formed by tectonic action, where a block of material moves downward between a pair of faults. The northern part of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channels cutting across channels in Olympica Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2018. Olympica Fossae is a complex channel located on the volcanic plains between Alba Mons and Olympus Mons. The sinuosity of the large channel in the middle of the image indicates that this … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Catena on Alba Mons

Catena on Alba Mons. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Olympica Fossae’s tangled channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 15, 2016. Located on the extensive lava plains between Olympus Mons and Alba Mons, these complex intersecting valleys were created by lava flow. Volcanic flows occurred both along the surface and in buried lava … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonics

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2015. The graben and collapse features in this image are part of Ceraunius Fossae, which is located south of Alba Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Ravius Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 27, 2015. Today’s VIS image shows part of Ravius Valles, located on the northern flank of Alba Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Pit chain near Alba Patera

Pit chain near Alba Patera. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Rubicon Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 25, 2014. This VIS image shows part of Rubicon Valles, a complex region of channels found on the northwestern flank of Alba Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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