Tag Archives: fluvial channels

HiRISE: Side by side

Side by side. The objective of this observation is to examine a small channel that has cut through a crater north of Hellas Planitia. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Channels in Tisia Valles

Channels in Tisia Valles. The objective of this observation is to examine a small channel system. Located to the immediate northwest of Huygens Crater, Tisia Valles is named after the ancient term for the modern Tisza River, Ukraine. HiRISE Picture … Continue reading

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Rivers raged on Mars late into its history

Long ago on Mars, water carved deep riverbeds into the planet’s surface — but we still don’t know what kind of weather fed them. Scientists aren’t sure, because their understanding of the Martian climate billions of years ago remains incomplete. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Claritas Fossae channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 14, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a section of an unnamed channel. This channel starts in Claritas Fossae and empties down into Icaria Planum. The linear features that parallel the sides of the image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Near the river

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 1, 2019. This false color image contains several channel features. Towards the top of the image are several stream-lined islands, created by liquid flow eroding preexisting rock. The islands have a tear-drop shape, with … Continue reading

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Mars Express: Signs of ancient flowing water

These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. We see Mars as a cold, dry world, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mawrth Vallis in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 18, 2019. Mawrth Vallis, a fluvial channel, cuts across the center of this false-color VIS image of Arabia Terra. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined … Continue reading

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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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