Tag Archives: ice-rich mantling

THEMIS: Dunes and creeping ground in Lyot Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 11, 2018. Lyot Crater is a large, complex crater in the northern lowlands of Vastitas Borealis. This image is located along the southern rim of the crater and shows part of the dune fields … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layered mantling deposits in the northern mid-latitudes

Ice-rich mantling deposits accumulate from the atmosphere in the Martian mid-latitudes in cycles during periods of high obliquity (axial tilt), as recently as several million years ago. These deposits accumulate over cycles in layers, and here in the southern mid-latitudes, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Old features and new

This image covers a portion of a typical impact crater in Terra Sirenum at about 40 degrees south latitude on Mars. At the top of the image, outside the crater rim, there is a mid-latitude mantle, rough in places where … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Interesting terrain in mid-latitude crater

Interesting terrain within mid-latitude crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Unusual gullied slope

Unusual gullied slope in southern mid-latitudes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: All along Acheron Fossae

All along Acheron Fossae. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Hummocky material in Deuteronilus Mensae

Hummocky material in Deuteronilus Mensae. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Crater in Terra Sabaea

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 7, 2016. This VIS image shows part of the floor of an unnamed crater on the northern edge of Terra Sabaea. Many processes have been at work to modify the initial floor to create … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Hills and channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 10, 2016. Today’s image is located on the boundary between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia – west of yesterday’s image location. The morphology of this region is comprised of hills, some of which have … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Tale of two flows

This image was taken in one of the regions on Mars well-known for its viscous flow features (VFF), which are massive flowing deposits believed to be composed of a mixture of ice and dust similar to glaciers on Earth. In … Continue reading

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