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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
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- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
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- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: fractures
The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars. Orbiting a mere 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) above the surface of Mars, Phobos is closer … Continue reading
Ophir Chasma forms the northern portion of Valles Marineris, and this image features a small part of its wall and floor. The wall rock shows many sedimentary layers and the floor is covered with wind-blown ridges, which are intermediate in … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2015. The graben and collapse features in this image are part of Ceraunius Fossae, which is located south of Alba Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.
A right angle on Pavonis Mons; this feature could be a possible fracture or erosional feature. Beautiful Mars series.
December 3, 2014: Opportunity roves from Wdowiak Ridge into network of fractures. As a large, threatening regional dust storm blowing across the southern hemisphere of Mars continued to degrade and the skies over Endeavour Crater began to clear, veteran Mars Exploration … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, October 9, 2014. This region of linear, intersecting ridges near the south pole is called Angustus Labyrinthus. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.
THEMIS Image of the Day, January 24, 2014. The fractures in this VIS image are part of a large system of fractures called Cerberus Fossae. Athabasca Valles is visible in the lower right corner of the image.
Water seeping through conduits and cracks in the deep subsurface rocks of Nilosyrtis and Nili Fossae left behind minerals, like hard-water deposits that collect in the plumbing of your house. (Or cholesterol in your arteries.) Then as the softer rocks … Continue reading