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Tag Archives: Ladon Valles
This image covers the western portion of a well-preserved (recent) impact crater in Ladon Basin. Ladon is filled by diverse materials including chemically-altered sediments and unaltered lava, so the impact event ejected and deposited a wide range of elements. This … Continue reading
[Editor’s note: From a paper by Sharon Wilson and three co-authors recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] • We identify and characterize a deposit (upper and lower units) on the floor of Uzboi Vallis near the confluence of … Continue reading
Ladon Basin was a large impact structure that was filled in by the deposits from Ladon Valles, a major ancient river on Mars. These wet sediments were altered into minerals such as various clay minerals. Clays imply chemistry that may … Continue reading
Putative chloride deposit in the Ladon Valles basin. Beautiful Mars series.
Central uplift of a 46-kilometer crater near Ladon Valles basin. Beautiful Mars series.
Compositional diversity in Ladon Valles. Beautiful Mars series.
Clays exposed along Ladon Valles basin floor. Beautiful Mars series.
This image shows some bright layered deposits exposed within a linear trough along the floor of the Ladon Basin. There is a large channel system that flows into the basin, called Ladon Valles, and scientists think that the basin may … Continue reading
One of the important tasks HiRISE has is to image potential landing sites for future rovers. A landing site must have relatively mild terrain so that the vehicle can land successfully, but it must also contain interesting places to study. … Continue reading