Tag Archives: Claritas Fossae

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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THEMIS: Tugaske Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 7, 2015. Today’s VIS image shows part of Tugaske Crater. The northern margin of this crater has been modified from a circular form, most likely related to the tectonic activity of Claritas Fossae, where … Continue reading

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HRSC: Chasms and cliffs on Mars

Although Mars is a very alien planet, some aspects of its geology are surprisingly familiar. This Mars Express image shows a snippet of a region of Mars filled with cliffs, trenches, faults, giant plateaus and volcanoes. The flowing cracks and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 25, 2014. The linear graben in this VIS image are part of Claritas Fossae. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 18, 2014. The linear graben in this VIS image are all part of Claritas Fossae. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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MARCI weather report: March 10-16, 2014

Transient local dust storms were observed this week in Solis and Claritas west of Argyre. Diffuse water ice clouds continued to gather above the equatorial regions and over the large shield volcanoes. Aside from a few stray clouds in Meridiani, … Continue reading

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Devilry in the air

With all the spacecraft orbiting Mars, it’s slightly surprising that there aren’t more observations of dust devils shared by two or more instruments. Writing in the September 2011 issue of Icarus, a team of scientists led by Dennis Reiss (Westfälische … Continue reading

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