Tag Archives: Ius Chasma

THEMIS: Mega-gullies of Louros Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 2, 2018. Ius Chasma is unique from the other chasmata of Valles Marineris in possessing mega-gullies on both sides of the chasma. The largest mega-gullies are located in Sinai Planum, dissecting those plains and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sapping gullies in Louros Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 1, 2018. Ius Chasma is unique from the other chasmata of Valles Marineris in possessing mega gullies on both sides of the chasma. The largest mega gullies are located in Sinai Planum, dissecting those … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Colliding landslides in Ius Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 28, 2018. This VIS image shows the eastern end of Ius Chasma. The southern canyon wall is at the bottom of the image, with dark sand and sand dunes. The presence of mobile sand … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Eroding landslide in Ius Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 27, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the eastern end of Ius Chasma. Geryon Montes are located in the bottom half of the image. Between the montes and the southern wall face is … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Possible delta in Ius Chasma?

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 26, 2018. This VIS image shows part of eastern Ius Chasma. The lower elevations of Geryon Montes are located at the top of the image. Between the montes and the southern wall face is … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes in Ius Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 23, 2018. Continuing eastward thru central Ius Chasma, this image shows a section of chasma that is not dominated by landslide deposits. Geryon Montes, in the upper half of the image, has several visible … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Geryon Montes and tectonic widening of Ius Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 22, 2018. Moving into the central part of Ius Chasma, the canyon profile changes. What started as a large graben south of the main chasma wall, has widened to create a central high ridge … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Canyon wall failure in Ius Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 21, 2018. Continuing eastward along Ius Chasma, this image shows the eastern section of the large landslide deposit seen in yesterday’s post. A landslide is a failure of slope due to gravity. They initiate … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Blocky rubble chokes Ius Chasma’s floor

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 20, 2018. Continuing eastward along Ius Chasma, this section of the canyon floor has been completely filled by blocky deposits from large volume landslides. A landslide is a failure of slope due to gravity. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rubble from both sides in Ius Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 19, 2018. The VIS image shows part of the western end of Ius Chasma. Both the north and south canyon walls are visible in this image. At the top of the frame paired faults … Continue reading

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