Tag Archives: Coprates Chasma

HiRISE: Along the floor of Coprates Chasma

This image shows a small portion of the floor of Coprates Chasma, a large trough within the Valles Marineris system of canyons. Although the exact sequence of events that formed Coprates Chasma is unknown, the ripples, mesas, and craters visible … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Coprates Chasma in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 28, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma, just one side canyon within the vast equatorial rift zone called Valles Marineris. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Coprates Chasma in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 10, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Plains north of Coprates Chasma

Plains north of Coprates Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Coprates Chasma landslide

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 23, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma. A gigantic landslide has slipped off the ridge crossing the image and dumped uncountable tons of rock at the bottom of the canyon. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Colorful bedrock

This image covers diverse surface units on the floor of eastern Coprates Chasma in eastern Valles Marineris. The bedrock has diverse minerals producing wonderful color contrasts. In over 10 years of orbiting Mars, HiRISE has acquired nearly 50,000 large images, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flat-top ridge erodes to spurs & gullies

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 23, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma, where a flat-topped ridge is eroding from both sides into blade-like terrain with spur-and-gully topography. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The … Continue reading

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HiRISE: West Coprates Chasma

West Coprates Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Monitoring dunes in Coprates Chasma

Monitoring dunes in Coprates Chasma.  – Always keep your eye on those dunes. They creep up on you. Slowly. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Coprates Chasma in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 16, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color … Continue reading

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