Tag Archives: Lunae Planum

THEMIS: Fault-edged blocks of Sacra Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 2, 2018. The right angle intersections in this VIS image are some of the graben that form Sacra Fossae. The fossae are located on the margin of Lunae Planum near the beginning of Kasei … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lunae Planum’s Bahram Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 27, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a section of Bahram Vallis. This channel is located in northern Lunae Planum, south of Kasei Valles. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Big blocky faults in Sacra Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 19, 2018. Located on the western margin of Lunae Planum, Sacra Fossae is a group of linear depressions. The right angle turns and uniform width seen in this VIS image indicate that these channels … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Bahram Vallis’ meandering channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 6, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Bahram Vallis. Bahram Vallis is located on the northeastern margin of Lunae Planum. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Beauty of layered stratigraphy

The layered bedrock in this image was brought from several kilometers of depth during the formation of this 44 kilometer wide crater in the volcanic plains of Lunae Planum. As these layers were exhumed and brought to nearly vertical orientations, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sacra Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 17, 2015. The steep sided depressions in this VIS image are fault bounded tectonic features called graben. These depressions are part of a large region of graben called Sacra Fossae. Sacra Fossae is located … Continue reading

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