Tag Archives: fluvial channels

THEMIS: Ma’adim Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 23, 2019. This VIS image shows a small section of Ma’adim Vallis. Ma’adim Vallis is located in Terra Cimmeria and empties into Gusev Crater, the home of the MER Spirit rover. See more THEMIS … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Her Desher Vallis in Noachis Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 21, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Her Desher Vallis. This channel is located in Noachis Terra. See more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological subject.

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THEMIS: Rolling down into Argyre Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 27, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows several small channels. These channels are along the break in topography, that leads down into Argyre Planitia. Argyre Planitia and Hellas Planitia are deep basins in the southern … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Winding channel of Nirgal Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 26, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a small section of Nirgal Vallis. Located in Noachis Terra, Nirgal Vallis was carved by water and forms one of the longest valley systems on Mars. See more … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channels in Syria Planum

Channels in Syria Planum. The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of a curved channel with levees. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Channel in Coracis Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 19, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows one of the numerous channel features that dissect the highlands between Solis Planum and Aonia Terra. The linear features in the region include both tectonic graben and fluvial … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Small channel in Terra Sirenum

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 13, 2018. A small channel system dissects the rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Sirenum. The plains around the crater rim show faint dark streaks, tracks left by dust devils. See more THEMIS … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channels flowing from a ridge

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 9, 2018. This VIS image is located in Terra Sirenum. The bright linear feature at the bottom of the image is the crest of a ridge. The multiple channel features toward the top of … Continue reading

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Mars & Earth river deltas branch in similar ways

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, October 16, 2018: Robert C. Mahon (University of New Orleans). Which morphologic features of sedimentary systems persist into the stratigraphic record? Ancient river deltas preserved as stratigraphic deposits on both Earth and Mars exhibit … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channels in volcanic ash

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 22, 2018. Tyrrhenus Mons is one of the oldest martian volcanoes and Tyrrhena Fossae is the largest of the channels dissecting the volcano. As well as being one of the oldest volcanoes, it is … Continue reading

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