Tag Archives: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

HiRISE: Flow over a crater rim in Daedalia Planum

A flow over a crater rim in far eastern Daedalia Planum.  Lava flow over-topped crater rim and some lava poured down crater wall. Perhaps it is possible to use knowledge of crater rim, wall (slope), etc., as well as lava … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Light-toned layered deposits along northeast Melas Chasma wall rock

Light-toned layered deposits along northeast Melas Chasma wallrock. With this image, we’re looking for layering and fracture patterns to understand deposition process. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Tributary valleys near Shalbatana Vallis

Tributary valleys near Shalbatana Vallis. One of the justifications for taking this image was to look for inner valley features such as terraces. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Inverted channel on elevated terrain

An inverted channel on elevated terrain. Interesting fluvial processes that might help improve our understanding of the deposits in the Medusae Fossae Formation. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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MARCI weather report, July 23-29, 2018

During the past week, dust continued to gradually settle out of the martian atmosphere as part of the long decay phase of the planet-encircling dust event. Regional surface albedo features, such as Noachis, Syrtis, Cimmeria, and Sirenum became more prominent. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: It’s all about that flow

It’s all about that flow. There are a number of crevasse-like features here. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: The bedforms, they are a-changin’

The bedforms, they are a-changin’. This is in Zephyria Planum. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Cluster of dunes in Tyrrhena Terra

A cluster of dunes within a crater in Tyrrhena Terra. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: This is not the hydrothermal deposit you’re looking for

A hotspot for exploration on Mars centers on areas that were once, or are currently, next to a significant source of heat such as volcanoes. Martian volcanoes have not been active for the last couple million years, but beneath the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark side of dust avalanches

The dark side of dust avalanches. Changes on the Martian surface are detected by imaging the same area more than once. Here, we see several new dust avalanches on the slopes of ridges within the Olympus Mons Aureole. These changes … Continue reading

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