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Tag Archives: Hellas Planitia
In this context image is an old degraded crater that has undergone a complex history of burial and erosion. The image shows a surface with at least two types of exposed bedrock, one that is light-toned and one that is … Continue reading
Channels in crater northeast of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.
3-kilometer crater and bedrock exposures north of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.
Hellas Planitia floor. Beautiful Mars series.
We’re not sure if this channel-inside-a-channel was carved by flowing water or lava. Flowing water erodes channels, and flowing lava both erodes and melts surrounding rock to form channels. It’s not clear whether a huge surge of water or lava … Continue reading
I keep a silent vigil. A crater to the north of Hellas Planitia with possible phyllosilicates in the ejecta. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, June 30, 2015. This unnamed channel is draining from the highlands of Promethei Terra to lowlands of the Hellas Basin. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.
Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, June 2015: Martin Voelker and Daniela Tirsch (Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Berlin). In July 2012 the Context Camera (CTX) on board Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) observed an upcoming and well-defined dust … Continue reading
This image is of a portion of the Southern plains region within Hellas, the largest impact basin on Mars, with a diameter of about 2300 kilometers (1400 miles). There are three main phenomena apparent in this image. First, the faint … Continue reading
Channel near a crater to the northeast of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.