Tag Archives: interior layered deposits

THEMIS: Landslides in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 10, 2018. This image shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. At the bottom of the image is the steep cliff between the upper surface elevation and the depths of Candor Chasma. The small lobate … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mesa and dunes in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 9, 2018.  This image shows part of western Candor and the erosion of a large mesa. Layered materials are visible throughout the image. The dark material with the linear appearance in the middle of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Chaotic deposits in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 8, 2018. Candor Chasma is one of the largest canyons that make up Valles Marineris. It is approximately 810 km long (503 miles) and has is divided into two regions – eastern and western … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Layered deposits in Melas Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 5, 2017. Today’s image is just a bit further to the west of yesterday’s. Here there are no dunes, but extensive outcrops of layered material. It is possible that these layered deposits were formed … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Window into the past

The layered sedimentary deposits inside the giant canyons of Mars have puzzled scientists for decades. These light toned deposits have fine, horizontal laminations that are unlike the rugged rim rock of the Valles Marineris. Various ideas for the origin of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rough floor in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form the bright lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff face (top of image). … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Badlands in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 26, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslides and dunes in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 25, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Eroded sediments in Ophir Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 23, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Ophir Chasma. The mounds on the floor are of unknown origin and contain layers, probably laid down in past climate cycles. They appear to have … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Layered deposits in Ophir Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 14, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Ophir Chasma, with layered deposits on its floor. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways … Continue reading

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