Tag Archives: Libya Montes

HiRISE: Channels (and dunes) in Libya Montes

Channels, channels, who’s got the channels? Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The Big Valley (Mars edition)

The Big Valley (Mars edition) — Libya Montes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HRSC: Tributes to wetter times on Mars

A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESA’s Mars Express. This section of the Libya Montes region, which sits on the equator at the boundary of the southern … Continue reading

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CRISM: Iron-magnesium clays in Libya Montes

This image is located right along the rim of the Isidis impact basin, at the foot of Libya Montes. Here we see the interaction between olivine (red) and iron-magnesium phyllosilicates (green). The group of olivine minerals is known to have … Continue reading

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HiRISE image: Equatorial gullies

Gully-like landforms, or ravines, are most common in the middle latitudes of Mars, but also occur in polar and equatorial latitudes. We see here an impact crater about 900 meters wide, with distinct gullies on all inner slopes except in … Continue reading

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