Tag Archives: Athabasca Valles

HiRISE: A margin of lava

A margin of lava. This lava margin in Cerberus Palus is part of the Athabasca Valles flow. There are also lava coils in this region, something we did not know existed on Mars until HiRISE took an image. The lava … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Almost like water

This image in Athabasca Valles shows lava flows originating from Elysium Mons to the northwest. A Context Camera image shows the lava flowed from the northwest to the southeast, diverting around obstacles as it settled. (The flow is outlined in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Curving features at the source of Athabasca Valles

Curving features at the source of Athabasca Valles. These curving features are likely due to lava surges near the vent of Athabasca. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Erosion within Cerberus Fossae

A Context Camera image shows a small bench in the middle of the Cerberus Fossae at the head of Athabasca Valles. Small cataracts appear on this bench. Do these reflect erosion as water drained back into the subsurface at the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Athabasca Valles lava

Athabasca Valles lava. It’s quite the jumbled mess down here. The northern toe of this mesa appears to contact and possibly overlie a rift in the lava crust, giving the impression that the mesa is younger. Beautiful Mars series. [More at … Continue reading

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HiRISE: This broken land

This broken land. Surface near Athabasca Valles lava. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Crater flooded by lava

An unfortunate crater buried by lava buried in Athabasca Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Athabasca Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 18, 2015. Today’s VIS image shows a portion of Athabasca Valles. The channel has eroded some of the ejecta around the unnamed crater in the upper part of the image. More THEMIS Images of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Tilted mesas near Athabasca Valles

Tilted mesas near Athabasca Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Streamlined form in Athabasca Valles

Streamlined form in Athabasca Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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