Tag Archives: Chryse Planitia

Sedimentary volcanism in southern Chryse Planitia: varieties of mud volcanos

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Petr Broz and four co-authors recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] Subsurface Sediment Mobilization in the Southern Chryse Planitia on Mars • Southern Chryse Planitia contains a large field of Amazonian‐aged extrusive … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Near the river

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 1, 2019. This false color image contains several channel features. Towards the top of the image are several stream-lined islands, created by liquid flow eroding preexisting rock. The islands have a tear-drop shape, with … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Chryse Planitia in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 26, 2019. The brighter region at the bottom of this VIS image is the relative highlands of Arabia Terra, while the rest of the image shows Chryse Plainitia. The boundary between the two regions … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pitted cones in Chryse Planitia

Pitted cones in Chryse Planitia. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Pitted material and mounds

Pitted material and mounds in Chryse Planitia. This rough-looking material has many meter-length pits. What exactly is this stuff? Chryse Planitia shows evidence of water erosion in the past, and is the bottom end for many outflow channels from the southern … Continue reading

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THEMIS: False color on Chryse Planitia

THEMIS image of the Day, October 25, 2018. This false-color VIS image shows some of the plains of Chryse Planitia. The numerous low bumps seen in the image may be related to the giant floods that poured across Chryse, which … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pitted cones: possible methane sources?

This observation shows relatively bright mounds scattered throughout darker and diverse surfaces in Chryse Planitia. These mounds are hundreds of meters in size. The largest of the mounds shows a central pit, similar to the collapsed craters found at the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ares Valles’ long winding channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 25, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of Ares Vallis, one of the large channels in Margaritfer Terra that empty into Chryse Planitia. See more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological subject.

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THEMIS: Flood-sculpted ridge in Shalbatana Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 15, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Shalbatana Vallis. Shalbatana Vallis is one of many channels that empty into Chryse Planitia. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Flood-scoured floor of Lobo Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 20, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of Lobo Vallis near where it recombines with Kasei Valles and empties into Chryse Planitia. Kasei Valles is a huge channel system that drained the … Continue reading

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