Tag Archives: layers

HiRISE: Windblown sand in Ganges Chasma

Dark, windblown sand covers intricate sedimentary rock layers in this image from Ganges Chasma, a canyon in the Valles Marineris system. These features are at once familiar and unusual to those familiar with Earth’s beaches and deserts. Most sand dunes … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HiRISE: Layers in a mid-latitude depression

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

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HiRISE: A sneak peek into Saheki’s secret layers

Saheki Crater is large, about 84 kilometers across, and located in the Southern highlands of Mars, to the north of Hellas Planitia. It’s filled with beautiful alluvial fans that formed when water (likely melting snow) carried fine material, such as … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Plains south of Valles Marineris

This enhanced-color sample reveals the incredible diversity of landforms on some Martian plains that appear bland and uniform at larger scales. Here we see layers, small channels suggesting water flow, craters, and indurated sand dunes. [More at link]

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Fans and crater floor deposits southeast of Vinogradov Crater

This white, purple, and pink surface is located on the floor of an impact crater on the southeast rim of the larger Vinogradov Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra. The surface consists of what is left of a series of thin … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Layers east of Terby Crater

Layers east of Terby Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Group of thin layers

Group of thin layers. Beautiful Mars series.

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Colorful bedrock layers

Much of Mars’ surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock, but elsewhere, such as in this scene, the bedrock is well exposed (except where covered by sand dunes). Colors are enhanced in the cutout of a pit … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

HiRISE: Layers northwest of Antoniadi Crater

Layers northwest of Antoniadi Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off