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Long runout Mars landslides reconstructed in 3D

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, June 1, 2019: Giulia Magnarini (University College, London). The availability of high resolution imagery of the surface of Mars from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CTX and HiRISE cameras (NASA PDS) allow us to reconstruct … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A snow plow landslide

This image shows a small landslide in Iani Chaos. Landslides are common on Mars where there are steep slopes, including this area where there are numerous mounds and hills. What is unusual about this landslide is that it carved a … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Landslides in Cerberus Fossae

Cerberus Fossae is a steep-sided set of troughs cutting volcanic plains to the east of Elysium Mons. Steep slopes on Mars have active landslides (also called “mass wasting”), and here we see evidence for two types of activity. First, the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Melas Chasma landslide debris

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 3, 2019. This false-color image is located within Melas Chasma. The lobate forms at the bottom of the image are the remnants of landslides that crashed from the top of the cliff sides to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fan, meet layered deposit

Fan, meet layered deposit. This is a gorgeous fan reaching out into deposits in east Candor Chasma. Did landslides deform the layered material? HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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HiRISE: Jumbled blocks on the floor of Melas Chasma

This part of Melas Chasma has been the target for many previous HiRISE images due to its diversity of terrains and materials. This observation covers an area not previously imaged, revealing a chaotic jumble of bright layered sediments, perhaps resulting … Continue reading

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HiRISE: An Olympus Mons landslide

An Olympus Mons landslide. Olympus Mons is too large for HiRISE to capture in one image, but we can get very detailed closeups of parts of it. Here, we see a slope streak, possibly caused by a boulder rolling downhill … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ma’adim Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 23, 2019. This VIS image shows a small section of Ma’adim Vallis. Ma’adim Vallis is located in Terra Cimmeria and empties into Gusev Crater, the home of the MER Spirit rover. See more THEMIS … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Maunder Crater’s gullies and landslides

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 8, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of the eastern side of Maunder Crater. This crater has a unique form, with a large amount of fill on the eastern half of the crater floor, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Crater immediately east of Biblis Patera

A crater immediately to the east of Biblis Patera. Some questions include: (a) what is the “deposit” on the west side of the crater, seeming to cover the wall/floor interface? (b) what is the floor material; did lava come up … Continue reading

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