Tag Archives: Melas Chasma

THEMIS: Landslide in Melas Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 29, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of the northern cliff face of Melas Chasma and the large landslide deposits at the base of the cliff face. The landslide deposits are called Ophir Labes. … Continue reading

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River and lake landforms in Melas Chasma

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Joel Davis and five co-authors recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] Episodic and Declining Fluvial Processes in Southwest Melas Chasma, Valles Marineris, Mars • Episodic fluvial processes occurred in the southwest Melas … 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: Supremely sublime sliding sand sheets

Supremely sublime sliding sand sheets. East Melas Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Debris from multiple landslides in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 16, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the border between Chandor and Melas Chasmata. The entire image is landslide deposits. It is very common for landslides to develop linear surface grooves that parallel … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Giant landslide in Melas Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 8, 2017. This VIS image is located along the northern side of the chasma. The linear features are on the surface of a large landslide. This region of Melas Chasma is covered by several … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes swirl across landslide rubble

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 7, 2017. This VIS image is located along the northern cliff face of Melas Chasma. The linear features are large landslide surfaces. A region of sand dunes is located along the change in elevation … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslide rubble, hills, and layered deposits on floor of Melas Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 6, 2017. This VIS image is located right at the edge of the canyon with the surrounding plains – the flat area at the bottom of the image. Some small landslide deposits are visible … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Layered deposits in Melas Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 5, 2017. Today’s image is just a bit further to the west of yesterday’s. Here there are no dunes, but extensive outcrops of layered material. It is possible that these layered deposits were formed … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes gather on the Melas Chasma floor

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 4, 2017. Today’s image contains a large region of dunes between the canyon cliff face and the large ridge of material at the mid-elevation of the canyon. Fine materials have been concentrated into the … Continue reading

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