Tag Archives: Elysium

THEMIS: Lava channel on Hecates Tholus

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 27, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a snake slithering down the image? (THEMIS Art #134) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Elysium Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 14, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows a portion of one of the larger depressions on the NW edge of the Elysium volcanic complex. Portions of this large channel system appear to have been created … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Patapsco Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 8, 2014. Today’s VIS image shows a portion of Patapsco Vallis, located on the eastern margin of the Elysium volcanic complex. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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Subsurface radar profiles Marte Vallis outflow channel in 3D

Ground-penetrating radar on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reveals buried channels that show floods of water from Cerberus Fossae eroded Marte Vallis in two distinct stages, and they did so to a much greater extent than is visible today. The … Continue reading

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Touching Mars from Earth

Remote sensing of Mars usually happens when spacecraft sensors look down from orbit around the Red Planet. But sensors on Earth can also get in on the fun, especially when they actively reach out to the planet via radio waves. … Continue reading

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Watch for falling rocks

A new investigation of Cerberus Fossae using HiRISE images shows that Mars is probably seismically active now or in the recent past. The clues are tracks left by boulders as they rolled downhill. Gerald Roberts (University of London) and colleagues … Continue reading

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Elysium’s eruptive history

Elysium is Mars’ second-largest volcanic province after Tharsis. A new study by Thomas Platz and Gregory Michael (Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin) published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters (October 30, 2011) counts craters on its volcanos and the main lava flows … Continue reading

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