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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
- MARSIS: Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding
- SHARAD: Shallow Radar
- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
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- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: Melas Chasma
Terminal lobes of a large debris flow in Melas Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, December 5, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows part of the canyon wall of Melas Chasma. Landslides and “mass wasting” — the downslope movement of loose debris — have eroded the canyon walls and dumped a … Continue reading
It has been known since the 1970s when the Viking orbiters took pictures of Mars that there are large (i.e., several kilometers-thick) mounds of light-toned deposits within the central portion of Valles Marineris. More recent higher resolution images of Mars, … Continue reading
Puzzles persist about possible water at seasonally dark streaks on Martian slopes, according to a new study of thousands of such features in the Red Planet’s largest canyon system. The study published today [in the Journal of Gephysical Research] investigated … Continue reading
Pitted cones in Melas Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.
Melas Chasma is the widest segment of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in the Solar System. In this region, hydrated sulfate salts have been detected, and are found extensively throughout the canyon. These salt-bearing deposits likely indicate that water was … Continue reading
Candidate landing site for 2020 mission in Melas Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.
Patiently waiting in Melas Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, October 8, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, September 24, 2015. Today’s VIS image shows part of the floor of Melas Chasma, which is part of the much larger Valles Marineris. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.