Tag Archives: Kasei Valles

THEMIS: Lunae Planum’s Bahram Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 27, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a section of Bahram Vallis. This channel is located in northern Lunae Planum, south of Kasei Valles. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Echus Chasma mega-gullies

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 23, 2018. This VIS image shows one of the mega-gullies that empties into Echus Chasma. Echus Chasma is approximately 4km deep in this region, and is the source of Kasei Valles. More THEMIS Images … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flood-scoured floor of Lobo Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 20, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of Lobo Vallis near where it recombines with Kasei Valles and empties into Chryse Planitia. Kasei Valles is a huge channel system that drained the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cataracts in Kasei Valles

Obviously these are not the kind of cataracts that can develop in the lenses of your eyes, but large erosional scallops that form in river channels, like the Niagara Falls draining the Great Lakes of North America. Cataracts are large … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mesa in Nilokeras Scopulus

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 16, 2017. Do you see what I see? Looks like a deep water fish is yelling at me! (THEMIS Art #127) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HRSC: Remnants of a mega-flood

ESA’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet. The Kasei Valles channel system extends around 3000 km from its source region in Echus Chasma – which lies east of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flood scours in Lobo Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 18, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Lobo Vallis, which is part of the larger Kasei Valles, a giant flood channel. The dark blue material is most likely basaltic sand. The THEMIS VIS … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits on Kasei Valles lava

Pits on Kasei Valles lava. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Kasei Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 8, 2016. This VIS image shows a portion of Kasei Valles. Kasei Valles is a large channel system that drained from the Tharsis volcanic highlands to the lower elevation Chryse Plainitia. At the top … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nilokeras Fossa

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 27, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows parallel sets of depressions. These are tectonic graben formed when a block of material is down dropped between paired faults. Nilokeras Fossa is located on the margin of … Continue reading

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