Tag Archives: lava channels

THEMIS: Collapse features on flank of Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 5, 2017. This image shows part of the northeastern flank of Ascraeus Mons, along the trend that joins the three large Tharsis volcanoes. The image has a myriad of collapse features from circular to … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pit craters on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2017. This image shows a collapse feature on the southeastern flank of the volcano. The circular/scalloped margin of the collapse is typical for ceiling collapse into a lava tube. However, the potential lava … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Collapsed lava channel on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 1, 2017. This image shows part of the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons. The feature at the bottom of the image is a collapse feature. These features can be caused by several processes. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava levees on Ascraeus Mons’ upper slopes

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 31, 2017. This image of the flank of Ascraeus Mons shows several individual flows where the sides are higher than the center. These are called leveed flows, as the outer margin acts as a … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flows and faults on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 29, 2017. Looking again at the southeastern flank of the volcano the narrow nature of the flows are visible. Given the steep sides of the volcano, flows from the summit run as narrow “rivers” … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava levees on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 28, 2017. This image shows part of the southeastern flank of Ascraeus Mons. The narrow flows of the volcano dominate the top of the image — note the raised levees flanking the channels — … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava channel on Hecates Tholus

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 27, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a snake slithering down the image? (THEMIS Art #134) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Channels across lava plains near Nirgal Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 22, 2017. Do you see what I do? Someone on Mars is smiling at me. (THEMIS Art #131) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Spider webs

This image shows a lava channel north of Kuiper Crater in the high southern latitudes just before spring equinox. It was a target suggested by members of the public, using our suggestion tool called HiWish. The channel confluence at the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Intersecting channels near Olympica Fossae

This complicated area contains various types of channels, pits and fractures. We can determine the relative ages of the pits and channels based on which features cross-cut others. Older channels appear smooth-edged and shallow. Younger channels and pits are deeper … Continue reading

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