Tag Archives: Chasma Boreale

HiRISE: Defrosting dunes within Chasma Boreale

This image shows a dune field in Chasma Boreale, which is a large trough that cuts into the North Polar ice cap. Some of the dunes in this image are quite long and sinuous with a slight bulge at one … Continue reading

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MEX: Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars

A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark spiralling troughs. The mosaic was generated from 32 individual orbit ‘strips’ captured between 2004 and 2010, and covers an area … Continue reading

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3D images reveal Mars polar ice cap features

Three-dimensional subsurface images are revealing structures within the Martian polar ice caps, including previously obscured layering, a larger volume of frozen carbon dioxide contained in the south polar cap, and bowl-shaped features that may be buried impact craters within both … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Tracking dune changes in Chasma Boreale

Tracking dune changes in Chasma Boreale. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Boreum Cavus

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 26, 2016. This VIS image shows part of Boreum Cavus, at the interior end of Chasma Boreale. The layered polar ice is easily identified in the upper part of the image. Boreum Cavus is … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Tracking dune changes, Chasma Boreale

Tracking dune changes in Chasma Boreale. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Defrosting spots on Chasma Boreale dunes

Defrosting spots on Chasma Boreale dunes in Chasma Boreale. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The side of Chasma Boreale

Chasma Boreale is the 560-kilometer long valley that cuts through the Northern Polar layered deposits of Mars. The section that it exposes show fine scaled layering and a major unconformity, where the azimuth of the beds changes markedly. This is … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Angry red scarp

Such an angry red scarp. Beautiful Mars series.

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