Tag Archives: Chryse Planitia

CRISM: Hydrated minerals in Chryse Planitia

The Chryse Planitia is a smooth circular plain that has a diameter of 1600 km, and has a depth of 2.5 km below its average surface altitude, making it one of Mars’s lowest regions. Chryse Planitia was a landing site … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Slope monitoring

Slope monitoring: someone’s got to do it! Beautiful Mars series.

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CRISM: Evidence of aqueous alteration near Mawrth Vallis

CRISM image 21BCB covers a region on the boundary of Chryse Planita, between Mawrth Vallis and Oyama crater. Chryse Planitia is a smooth circular 1600 km diameter plain that was a landing site for the U.S Viking 1 (landed July … Continue reading

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HRSC: Remnants of a mega-flood

ESA’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet. The Kasei Valles channel system extends around 3000 km from its source region in Echus Chasma – which lies east of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mesa’s edge in Chryse Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 10, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of the margin of Chryse Planitia. Dark blue in this false color combination is mostly likely basaltic material/dunes. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mawrth Vallis – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 29, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crater ejecta

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 5, 2014. Multiple overlapping lobes of ejecta are visible in the VIS image of an unnamed crater in Chryse Planitia. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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