Tag Archives: layered deposits

HiRISE: Layered bedrock to the northwest of Hellas Planitia

Layered bedrock to the northwest of Hellas Planitia. There are some very nice geologic contacts in this region. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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HiRISE: Central deposits in Pasteur Crater

Central deposits in Pasteur Crater. Caption throwback: The deposits in this image are eroding into knobs and ridges. The erosion is probably dominated by wind, as most of the ridges are parallel. This is common in wind-eroded features, with the … 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: When the lighting is just right

When the lighting is just right. Almost all of our images are taken in the Martian afternoon, around 3 p.m., and sometimes the lighting conditions make a particularly striking image. These are layered sediments in east Melas Chasma. HiRISE Picture … Continue reading

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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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THEMIS: Eroding layers in Spallanzani Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 31, 2019. This VIS image shows part of the floor of Spallanzani Crater. At some point after the crater was created the floor was covered by a fill material. The material was laid down … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers northwest Schiaparelli Crater

Layers northwest Schiaparelli Crater. The objective of this observation is to determine the extent of layers in this part of Schiaparelli Crater. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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HiRISE: Layering and faulting in layered deposits in Candor Chasma

Layering and faulting in layered deposits in Candor Chasma. This observation was a last minute one done as nadir-only, meaning when the camera is pointing straight down at the surface, as opposed to an angle when we want to create … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers in a crater near Phlegra Montes

Layers in a crater near Phlegra Montes. The objective of this observation is to examine layers near the top of a crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Layered features in brain terrain in Arabia Terra

Layered features in brain terrain in Arabia Terra. The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of a group of light-toned, layered structures in a vast field of brain terrain. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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