Tag Archives: impact processes

THEMIS: Not quite round

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 23, 2018. This VIS image shows an unnamed crater in Noachis Terra. The crater is relatively young, with several different structures on the floor and rim still visible. The inner rim of the crater … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Impact crater’s steep slopes

Steep slopes of impact crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Megabreccia in NE Syrtis Major

Megabreccia in northeast Syrtis Major region. Northeast Syrtis Major is a landscape where a diverse sampling of aqueous and igneous geological processes are recorded in the rock at the surface. “‘Breccia” literally means “rubble” and implies a rock deposited very close … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Impact blast scars on crater rim

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 12, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of a crater located north of Hecates Tholus. The radial grooves in the ejecta blanket are still visible around the crater rim. There is also likely blast … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A world of crater clusters

A world of crater clusters  — These are in Hesperia Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A crater slope in Terra Sirenum mocks us

A crater slope in Terra Sirenum mocks us. Beautiful Mars series.

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HRSC: Crashing into martian mud

An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars. Impacts of comets and asteroids have shaped the surfaces of rocky planets and moons over the Solar System’s 4.6 billion … Continue reading

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HiRISE: An isolated secondary crater cluster from Resen Crater in Hesperia Planum

An isolated secondary crater cluster from Resen Crater in Hesperia Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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