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HiRISE: Gullies on Gorgonum Chaos mesas

Gullies on Gorgonum Chaos mesas. This observation shows part of Gorgonum Chaos, a large cluster of chaotic terrain found in the Southern Hemisphere. Many regions of chaotic terrain are found at the head of large outflow channels that were scoured … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Complex gullies in a crater

Most gullies in the southern mid-latitudes are on south-facing slopes, which are the coldest and have the most frost in the winter. However, some occur on other slopes. This image shows large gullies on both the pole- and equator-facing slopes. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: In the gullies and bedrock of Ius Chasma

This image was acquired in Ius Chasma, a major section of the western portion of the giant Valles Marineris trough. We see a portion of a steep slope with gullies extending downhill (towards bottom of image). Many of the gully … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Big impacts and little in Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 13, 2019. This VIS image contains three craters. There is a quarter of the largest crater in the top half of the image, half of a smaller crater at the very top, and the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gullies in Galle

This image was taken of the hills that resulted from uplifted rocks due to an impact that formed the 230-kilometer diameter Galle Crater. These hills form a segment of a circle known as a “peak ring” and this particular formation … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gullies in craters

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 12, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of an unnamed crater in Noachis Terra. Several craters in the southern hemisphere contain floor fill that has subsequently been eroded to form depressions in the fill … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gullies in Terra Sirenum

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 25, 2019. Multiple gullies dissect the rim of an unnamed crater located in Terra Sirenum. Towards the bottom of the image several small gullies are visible located on the rim of an older crater. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Multi-elevation gullies

Gullies probably formed along the bouldery layers in the upper slopes of this unnamed crater within the last few million years. Gullies eroded these crater slopes and transported sediment downslope forming debris aprons multiple times. These older apron surfaces were … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gullies and floor features in Aonia Terra crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 17, 2019. Many large gullies dissect the rim of this unnamed crater in Aonia Terra.  The inner walls and floor both show evidence of pasted-on terrain — a layer of potentially ice-rich dust. See … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Aonia Terra crater gullies

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 16, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of an unnamed crater in Aonia Terra. The rim of this crater contains many deep gullies. At the top left of the image a channel system is … Continue reading

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