Tag Archives: Elysium Planitia

THEMIS: Channels of Granicus Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 20, 2017. This VIS image shows part of Granicus Valles. Granicus Valles is just one of several long channels found on the western margin of the Elysium Volcanic Complex. More THEMIS Images of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Escape from Mars!

This image shows one of millions of small (10s of meters in diameter) craters and their ejecta material that dot the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. The small craters were likely formed when high-speed blocks of rock were thrown out … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lava in western Elysium Planitia

Lava in western Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: It shrinks! It cracks!

Given enough time, impact craters on Mars tend to fill up with different materials. For instance, some craters on Mars had lakes inside them in the past. When these lakes dried out, they left behind traces of their past existence, … Continue reading

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Mars mantle models pave way for InSight lander

When NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander touches down on Mars in November 2018, it will become the planet’s most advanced geophysical monitoring station. From its landing site on the plains of Elysium Planitia, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Disrupted terrain in Elysium Planitia

Disrupted terrain in southern Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: River of sand

A dominant driver of surface processes on Mars today is aeolian (wind) activity. In many cases, sediment from this activity is trapped in low-lying areas, such as craters. Aeolian features in the form of dunes and ripples can occur in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lava in Elysium Planitia

Lava in Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Volcanic flow features in Elysium Planitia

Volcanic flow features in southern Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Southwestern Elysium Planitia

Southwestern Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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