Tag Archives: Juventae Chasma

HiRISE: Pits and depressions to the east of Juventae Chasma

Pits and depressions to the east of Juventae Chasma. Juventae Chasma is a large box canyon, located north of Valles Marineris in the Coprates quadrangle and cuts more than 5 kilometers into the plains of Lunae Planum. HiRISE Picture of … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: The hills in Juventae Chasma

This image captures some of the geologic diversity of Mars. There are hills of ancient terrains on the floor of Juventae Chasma, surrounded by younger sediments, including dark sand sheets and dunes that are likely active today. The hills are … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Trace Gas Orbiter: Juventae Chasma’s layered mound

This striking view of layered sediments on Mars was captured by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System, CaSSIS, on 2 October 2018. The image, which covers an area 25 x 7 km wide, focuses on a … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Summit dunes and their sand sources

The ultimate origin of the sediment that forms Martian dunes has long been debated. While sand dunes on Earth are primarily sourced by quartz-bearing components of granitic continental crust, it’s often suggested that sand on Mars derives from eroded volcanic … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Sand sea monitoring

Sand sea monitoring. This ocean of dunes is located within central Juventae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

THEMIS: Juventae Chasma’s rubble collection

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 1, 2018. This VIS image runs from northern Juventae Chasma to just short of the southern canyon wall. Illustrating the variety of landforms within the chasma, this image contains the rough canyon floor at … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: A layered mound in Juventae Chasma

Many of the chasmata (the plural of “chasma”) in Valles Marineris contain light-toned mounds that are distinct from the darker rocks that define the walls. The light-toned mounds, like this one in Juventae Chasma, generally contain sulfates, which are salts … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: The hills are colorful in Juventae Chasma

There are many hills about 1 kilometer high in Juventae Chasma, which is located north of the main Valles Marineris canyon system. The floor of the canyon is covered by a sea of sand, but the hills rise above the … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Bedrock exposures in Juventae Chasma

Bedrock exposures in Juventae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

THEMIS: Dunes and debris in Juventae Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 27, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Juventae Chasma, including sand dunes on the floor of the chasma. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off