Tag Archives: mass wasting

THEMIS: Faults weaken summit caldera wall on Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 8, 2017. This image shows the western part of the smaller summit caldera on Pavonis Mons. On this side of the caldera is a complex region of fault related collapse of the wall of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Landslide deposit in Coprates Chasma

Landslide deposit in Coprates Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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Sublimation of water can levitate sediments for downslope movement

Scientists from The Open University (OU) have discovered a process that could explain the long-debated mystery of how land features on Mars are formed in the absence of significant amounts of water. Experiments carried out in the OU Mars Simulation … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Garden of Rubble in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 29, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The floor of the chasma is covered by a complex deposit of material. This chaotic surface differs from most of the floor of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rough floor in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form the bright lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff face (top of image). … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Slope monitoring

Slope monitoring: someone’s got to do it! Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Rubble covers the floor of Hebes Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 25, 2017. This image shows the northern side of Hebes Chasma. The large central layered mesa is just off the bottom of the image. Meeting in approximately the center of the image are materials … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslides, south side of Hebes Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 24, 2017. The interior layered mesa in Hebes Chasma is visible at the top of this image. The southern cliff face is at the bottom. A landslide deposit is visible originating from the southern … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rubble from the flank of Hebes Mensa

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 23, 2017. This image shows the side of the large mesa at the top of the image and the southern canyon cliff face at the bottom. Materials on the floor of the chasma originated … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Faulting at east end of Hebes Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 22, 2017. This image shows the eastern portion of Hebes Chasma. The ridge that is casting a shadow at the bottom of the image is likely a large tectonic fault. All of the materials … Continue reading

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