Tag Archives: Chryse Planitia

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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HiRISE: A candidate human exploration zone of Maja Valles entry into Chryse Planitia

A candidate human exploration zone of Maja Valles entry into Chryse Planitia. Evidence of clays could provide potential resource to be used. There is also  ample evidence of aqueous processes that could be enhanced by direct observation of the mineralogy … Continue reading

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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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