Tag Archives: lineated valley fill

THEMIS: Hills and channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 10, 2016. Today’s image is located on the boundary between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia – west of yesterday’s image location. The morphology of this region is comprised of hills, some of which have … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ridges

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 9, 2016. This VIS image shows a small portion of the boundary region between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia. The ridges and valleys in this image were likely created by tectonic faulting. There is … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Coloe Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 22, 2014. The channels in this VIS image are part of Coloe Fossae, a series of linear depressions on the northeast margin of Terra Sabaea. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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Debris aprons and valley fill hold ancient ice several hundred million years old

Along the edge of the crustal dichotomy, where the southern highlands step down onto the northern plains, lies a landscape of mesas, buttes, and valleys. Valleys appear choked with linear streams of debris, and on the flanks of many mesas … Continue reading

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Latitude controlled Amazonian ice flows

Signs of underground ice deposited in the Amazonian period (the most recent in Martian history) are common in many places on Mars. Evidence includes tropical mountain glacier deposits, lobate debris aprons, lineated valley fill, concentric crater fill, and pedestal craters. … Continue reading

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