Tag Archives: Aram Chaos

THEMIS: Breaking ground in Aram Chaos

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 13, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of Aram Chaos. Aram Chaos was initially formed by a large impact. Over time the crater interior was modified by several different processes, including liquid water. Located … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Uplifted blocks of light-toned layered deposits

Aram Chaos lies within a 280 kilometer-diameter ancient impact crater in the Southern Highlands of Mars. Uplifted blocks of light-toned layers, composed largely of the iron-oxide hematite and water-altered silicates, indicate that this crater once held a lake. Scientists suggest … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Aram Chaos’ crumbling mesas

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 27, 2018. In this VIS image of part of Aram Chaos, the surface region is being dissected by linear valleys. As the dissection continues individual mesas will develop, creating the terrain termed chaotic. The … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Candidate human exploration zone in Aram Chaos

Candidate human exploration zone in Aram Chaos. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Aram Chaos

Splendor in the rocks. (Aram Chaos) Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Aram Chaos

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 21, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Aram Chaos. This is an ancient impact crater that was filled with sediments, flooded, and eroded. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Slope monitoring in Aram Chaos

A previous image, ESP_025954_1835 showed some striking dark downslope flows. Since this is a dark, low-dust setting, these are probably not slope streaks (which form in bright dusty areas). This image can provide us with another look, particularly in order … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Here and there in Aram Chaos

Here and there in Aram Chaos. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE image: Ridges, mounds, dune seas in Aram

Beautiful Mars series: Ridges, mounds, and dune seas in Aram Chaos. More Beautiful Mars images.

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