Tag Archives: Kasei Valles

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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HiRISE: Possible lava flow passages in Kasei Valles

Possible narrow passages for lava flows through Kasei Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Impact-triggered landslide in Kasei Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 8, 2016. This VIS image shows a small portion of Kasei Valles. The channel rim at the top of the image shows a complex series of processes. The crater was the source of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nilus Chaos

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 2, 2016. This VIS image shows a portion of Nilus Chaos. Located north of Kasei Vallis, this chaos formed at the elevation boundary between Kasei Valles and the surrounding plains. More THEMIS Images of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Kasei Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 12, 2016. This VIS image shows a very small portion of Kasei Valles. There are several streamlined islands near the center of the image. The wider part of the island is to the left … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Flow-like features near Kasei Valles

Flow-like features near Kasei Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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