Tag Archives: Athabasca Valles

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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HiRISE: Enigmatic feature in Athabasca lava flows

What is this enigmatic landform? The circular feature is nearly 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) wide. It looks like a circular island surrounded by a “sea” of smooth-looking lava flows. The Athabasca region contains some of the youngest lava flows on … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sand sources near Athabasca Valles

This image shows a small channel cutting into young volcanic lavas in a region where massive catastrophic flooding took place in the relatively recent past. The Athabasca Valles region includes a vast lava flow, thought to be the youngest on … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ancient lava field and its scars

An ancient lava field and its scars. Beautiful Mars series.

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