Tag Archives: Athabasca Valles

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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HiRISE: Lava contacts south of Athabasca Valles

Beautiful Mars series: Lava contacts south of Athabasca Valles. More Beautiful Mars images.

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