Tag Archives: Gorgonum Chaos

HiRISE: Light-toned material in Gorgonum Chaos crater

Light-toned material within the center of a crater in Gorgonum Chaos basin. The rocks within the center of this crater are light-toned and appear altered relative to the rocks that define the crater wall. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Light-toned terrain in Gorgonum Chaos

Light-toned terrain in Gorgonum Chaos. Looks like possibly hydrated material and valleys are also located nearby. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Varieties of geo-chaos in Gorgonum

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 2, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. Chaotic regions form when groundwater escapes to the surface, undermining it and causing the ground to collapse. The linear depression at the bottom … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Geo-chaos in Gorgonum

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 27, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos, a place where subsurface ice melted, broke through to the surface, and drained away after undermining the ground along fractures. The THEMIS VIS … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Light-toned terrain in Gorgonum Chaos

Light-toned exposed terrain in Gorgonum Chaos basin. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Faulting cuts across Gorgonum Chaos

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 3, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. The linear features are tectonic faults, called graben, that are part of Sirenum Fossae. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gorgonum Chaos in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 30, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. Scientists call such terrain as this “chaotic” because the escape of groundwater from the subsurface has undermined the landscape and caused it to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Knobs and ridges in Gorgonum Chaos

Knobs and ridges in Gorgonum Chaos. Beautiful Mars series.

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