Tag Archives: mass wasting

HiRISE: Flow on the side of a mesa in Protonilus Mensae

Flow on the side of a mesa in Protonilus Mensae. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Melas Chasma landslide in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 13, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Melas Chasma, along with a gigantic landslide where part of the canyon rim has collapsed. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Those rugged slopes

Those rugged slopes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Sandlot

Sandlot. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Gullies and craters and dunes, oh my!

This unnamed, approximately 30-kilometer diameter crater, formed in the Southern highlands of Mars. Our image shows regions of geologic diversity within, making this an interesting spot for scientists to study how different Martian processes interact with each other. Gullies, or … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Slide on down

Slide on down. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Coprates Chasma landslide

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 23, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma. A gigantic landslide has slipped off the ridge crossing the image and dumped uncountable tons of rock at the bottom of the canyon. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ganges Chasma landslide

Ganges Chasma landslide. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Landslide!

This image finally completes a stereo pair with another observation acquired in 2007. It shows a fresh (well-preserved) landslide scarp and rocky deposit off the edge of a streamlined mesa in Simud Valles, a giant outflow channel carved by ancient … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gale Crater wall rock

Gale Crater wall rock — This is at the far northern edge of the crater, well beyond the sight of the Curiosity rover. Beautiful Mars series.

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