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Everything you wanted to know about Martian scoria cones, but were afraid to ask…

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, January 30, 2017: Petr Brož (Institute of Geophysics, Czech Academy of Science). Volcanism is an important process which shapes the surfaces of all terrestrial planets, and is still active on Earth, Jupiter’s moon Io, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Strange cones and flows

The north end of this long image shows a lava surface in southern Elysium Planitia. Small cones are common on the extensive young flood lavas in this region. Here, the cones are larger than usual, perhaps approaching cinder cone sizes. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cones with summit depressions

Cones with summit depressions near the north wall of Coprates Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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Did Tharsis change its volcanic style?

Volcanic activity on Mars tends toward an “effusive” eruption style: it produces many low-profile, broad-skirted volcanos. These are made with sheets of runny lavas that flow like warm motor oil for long distances, spilling over and around obstacles or burying … Continue reading

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