Tag Archives: canyons

HiRISE: Geologic history revealed in Valles Marineris

An enhanced-color image reveals bedrock that is several kilometers below the top of the giant Valles Marineris canyons. The upper layers have relatively little diversity of colors and textures, but deeper levels show more complex processes. The upper layers could … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tithonium Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 5, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the central region of Tithonium Chasma. The steep wall of the canyon is visible at the top of the image. The top of the canyon walls … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rubble piles in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 19, 2018. This image shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. At the top of the image is the steep cliff between the upper surface elevation and the depths of Candor Chasma. The bottom of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mesas of chaos in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 18, 2018. This image of central Candor Chasma shows a surface topography called chaos. Chaos is a region of small to medium sized mesas surrounded by valleys that are usually the same elevation. In … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Chaotic terrain on the floor of Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 17, 2018. The bottom half of this image of central Candor Chasma shows a surface topography called chaos. Chaos is a region of small to medium sized mesas surrounded by valleys that are usually … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Debris from multiple landslides in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 16, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the border between Chandor and Melas Chasmata. The entire image is landslide deposits. It is very common for landslides to develop linear surface grooves that parallel … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Impact crater in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 15, 2017. This THEMIS image shows part of western Candor Chasma. Near the bottom of the image is an impact crater. Impact craters are relatively rare within all the canyons of Valles Marineris. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Yardangs in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 12, 2018. This image shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. In the middle of the image is a set of linear ridges and valleys. These features are called yardangs and are created by uniform … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Canyon walls in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 11, 2018. This image shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. At the top of the image is the steep cliff between the upper surface elevation and the depths of Candor Chasma. The bottom of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslides in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 10, 2018. This image shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. At the bottom of the image is the steep cliff between the upper surface elevation and the depths of Candor Chasma. The small lobate … Continue reading

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