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HiRISE: Monitoring slopes in Gale Crater

Monitoring slopes in Gale Crater. This part of Gale Crater is south of where the rover Curiosity is. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Impact crater’s steep slopes

Steep slopes of impact crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Faulting and landslides in Tithonium Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 28, 2018. This VIS image shows the eastern edge of Tithonium Chasma, one of the large valley systems that comprise Valles Marineris. Large fractures are visible on the upper margin of the chasma. Downward … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dark streaks on slopes — wet or dry?

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 22, 2018. Located on the rim of Chia Crater, this smaller crater contains a multitude of dark slope streaks. These features are assumed to represent down slope movements of material, either a process that … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslide debris and dunes in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 8, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of the wall and floor of Coprates Chasma. Several landslide deposits are visible as well as small regions of sand dunes. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslide into Coprates Catena

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 5, 2018. A landslide deposit is visible in this VIS image of Coprates Catena. Coprates Catena parallels the much larger Coprates Chasma; both are part of Valles Marineris. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslides in Tyrrhena Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 13, 2018. This VIS image is located in an unnamed crater within Tyrrhena Terra. The ‘mitten’ shaped feature extends from the crater rim (bottom of frame) onto the crater floor. Radial surface grooves and … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The inevitability of erosion

The inevitability of erosion. Crater-fill deposits in Tempe Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Mega-gullies of Louros Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 2, 2018. Ius Chasma is unique from the other chasmata of Valles Marineris in possessing mega-gullies on both sides of the chasma. The largest mega-gullies are located in Sinai Planum, dissecting those plains and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sapping gullies in Louros Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 1, 2018. Ius Chasma is unique from the other chasmata of Valles Marineris in possessing mega gullies on both sides of the chasma. The largest mega gullies are located in Sinai Planum, dissecting those … Continue reading

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