Tag Archives: Claritas Fossae

THEMIS: Claritas Fossae channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 14, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a section of an unnamed channel. This channel starts in Claritas Fossae and empties down into Icaria Planum. The linear features that parallel the sides of the image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Claritas Fossae channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 7, 2019. This VIS image shows a section of an unnamed channel. This channel starts within Claritas Fossae and empties down hill into Icaria Planum. See more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonics meets volcanism in Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 10, 2019. This VIS image shows part of Claritas Fossae. The linear features (fossae) are faults. This region of Mars had very active tectonism and volcanism, resulting in the huge volcanos like Arsia Mons … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonic chaos in Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 27, 2018. Located between the lava plains of Daedalia Planum and Solis Planum, Claritas Fossae is a graben-filled highland. Graben are formed by tectonic activity. In this region of Mars extensive and long lived … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Graben cuts across Claritas Fossae crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 7, 2018. Located on the northern margin of Aonia Terra, this unnamed crater interacts with one of the fossa, also called a graben. In this image, it is apparent that the tectonic depression crosses … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Diverse compositional stratigraphy in Claritas region rise

Diverse compositional stratigraphy in Claritas region rise. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Diverse composition and stratigraphy in the Claritas Region

Diverse composition and stratigraphy in the Claritas Region. This region, west of Solis Planum, is a tectonic and volcanic area located south-east of the Tharsis volcano group (the Tharsis Montes) on the Tharsis rise. It extends roughly north to south … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Faulting & graben in Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 13, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows graben called Claritas Fossae. These are caused when the ground is pulled apart, and the land between parallel faults drops down. More THEMIS Images of the Day by … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channels carving into Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 6, 2016. This VIS image shows several channels dissecting the higher elevations of Claritas Fossae. (Sunlight is coming from the right, as the image was taken in local morning, not long after sunrise.) More … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Faults and cracks in Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 5, 2016. The linear depressions in this VIS image are some of the numerous graben that make up Claritas Fossae. Graben form when two faults cause a block of material to be dropped to … Continue reading

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