Tag Archives: Coprates Chasma

THEMIS: Landslide debris and dunes in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 8, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of the wall and floor of Coprates Chasma. Several landslide deposits are visible as well as small regions of sand dunes. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslide into Coprates Catena

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 5, 2018. A landslide deposit is visible in this VIS image of Coprates Catena. Coprates Catena parallels the much larger Coprates Chasma; both are part of Valles Marineris. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes in Nectaris Montes

Sand dunes in Valles Marineris can be impressive in size, with steep slopes that seem to climb and descend. An enhanced-color cutout shows some of these on the slopes of Nectaris Montes within Coprates Chasma. The brighter bedforms are inactive … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dare to climb

Dare to climb.  These steep slopes in East Coprates Chasma are a rappeller’s delight. Beautiful Mars series.

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Stepped fans and phyllosilicates on Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, April 1, 2018: Peter Grindrod (Natural History Museum, London, UK). A number of different studies have catalogued features on Mars that could be given the general heading of sedimentary fans… These features occur whenever … Continue reading

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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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