Tag Archives: Coprates Chasma

Ground ice lubricated Valles Marineris landslides

How good is your Martian geography? Does Valles Marineris ring a bell? This area is known for having landslides that are among the largest and longest in the entire solar system. They make the perfect object of study due to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Landslide deposit in Coprates Chasma

Landslide deposit in Coprates Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Garden of Rubble in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 29, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The floor of the chasma is covered by a complex deposit of material. This chaotic surface differs from most of the floor of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Swirled dunes at foot of Coprates canyon wall

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 28, 2017. This image is located in eastern Coprates Chasma. The image shows a relatively smooth floor, with a group of sand dune forms located against the wall of the chasma (bottom of image). … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rough floor in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form the bright lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff face (top of image). … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Badlands in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 26, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslides and dunes in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 25, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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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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