Tag Archives: glaciers

THEMIS: Ice-choked Mamers Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 27, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a section of Mamers Valles, located in Arabia Terra. The smooth material with flowlines that fills the valley channel is likely glacier ice, similar to valley glaciers in … Continue reading

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Geologically recent glacial melting on Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, March 1, 2018: Frances E.G. Butcher (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK). Thousands of putative debris-covered glaciers in Mars’ middle latitudes host water ice in volumes comparable to that of all glaciers and ice caps … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Glacial terrain in Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 17, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak at the top of the frame, deposits of material from the crater rim at the bottom of the frame and sand … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes on floor of Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 16, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. The crater rim is at the bottom right of this image. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pits and dunes near central peak, Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 15, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and fields of sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. This image is just north of the previous image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pitted terrain and dunes in Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 14, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and fields of sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. The lower elevations of the peak are visible on … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Moreux Crater’s pocketful of dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 13, 2017. Moreux Crater is located in northern Arabia Terra and has a diameter of 138 kilometers. The crater contains a central peak, and dunes on the floor of the crater. This VIS image … Continue reading

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How water could flow on icy early Mars

Research by planetary scientists at Brown University finds that periodic melting of ice sheets on a cold early Mars would have created enough water to carve the ancient valleys and lakebeds seen on the planet today. For scientists trying to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Go with the (bright) flow

Many slopes in the middle latitudes of Mars show icy flows or glaciers. The region shown here, in the south-facing slope of a crater, is unusual because the flows have bright highlights. The color and brightness variations are likely due … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Crevassed glacier-like forms

Crevassed glacier-like forms. Beautiful Mars series.

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