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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

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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

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HiRISE: Sand sea monitoring

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

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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

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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

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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

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HiRISE: Bedrock exposures in Juventae Chasma

Bedrock exposures in Juventae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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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

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THEMIS: Swirling winds shape dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 30, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows sand dune forms in Juventae Chasma. In this part of Juventae Chasma the entire floor appears to be covered by sand and dunes. The oval patch of “choppy” … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Juventae Chasma’s slides and slumps

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 13, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Juventae Chasma. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These … Continue reading

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