Tag Archives: layered deposits

HiRISE: Layers along a mesa in Hellas Planitia

Layers along a mesa in Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Layers in a mid-latitude depression

Layers in a depression on a crater floor in the northern mid-latitudes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Clinoforms down in Melas Chasma

This group of steeply inclined light-toned layers is bounded above and below by unconformities (sudden or irregular changes from one deposit to another) that indicate a “break” where erosion of pre-existing layers was taking place at a higher rate than … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers in Galle Crater

This image shows a layered deposit in Galle Crater, located in the Southern cratered highlands. The geologic history of Galle Crater is not well constrained, and it contains a variety of features that have been interpreted as fluvial, lacustrine or … Continue reading

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HiRISE: To great depths

Hellas is an ancient impact structure and is the deepest and broadest enclosed basin on Mars. It measures about 2,300 kilometers across and the floor of the basin, Hellas Planitia, contains the lowest elevations on Mars. The Hellas region can … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis

Layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis sometimes occur in alcoves along the valley and/or below where tributaries enter it. These deposits may record deposition into a large lake that once filled Uzboi Vallis when it was temporarily dammed at its northern … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A closer look at Holden Crater

Holden Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra displays a series of finely layered deposits on its floor (white and light purple in an enhanced color image). The layered deposits are especially well exposed in the southwestern section of the crater where … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers northwest of Antoniadi Crater

Layers northwest of Antoniadi Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Light-toned layers in Noctis Labyrinthus

Understanding both the spatial and temporal distribution of hydrated (water-bearing) minerals on Mars is essential for deciphering the aqueous history of the planet. Over 300 meters of layered beds are exposed in this trough of Noctis Labyrinthus, at the western … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Massifs on layered bedrock in Cydonia Colles

Massifs on layered bedrock in south Cydonia Colles. Beautiful Mars series.

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