Tag Archives: mounds

HiRISE: Pitted material and mounds

Pitted material and mounds in Chryse Planitia. This rough-looking material has many meter-length pits. What exactly is this stuff? Chryse Planitia shows evidence of water erosion in the past, and is the bottom end for many outflow channels from the southern … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Faults and pitted mounds in Utopia Planitia

Faults and pitted mounds in Utopia Planitia. This is the summit of a high massif. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Pitted mounds in Aurorae Chaos

Pitted mounds in Aurorae Chaos. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Colorful mounds, bedrock in Terra Sirenum

Colorful mounds and bedrock in Terra Sirenum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Spiders on mounds

This terrain looks like lumpy sediment on top of patterned ground. The lumpy sediment is likely just loosely consolidated because it is covered with spidery channels. This landform is uniquely Martian, formed in the spring as seasonal dry ice turns … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark slope streaks on a mound

O small martian mound! Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Crater floor with dunes and mounds

Uncomplicated. Beautiful Mars series.

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Giant mounds inside Mars craters were built by winds, climate change

New research has found that wind carved massive mounds of more than a mile high on Mars over billions of years. Their location helps pin down when water on the Red Planet dried up during a global climate change event. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Rounded mounds in northern Arabia Terra

These rounded, mysterious mounds occur along the floor of a depression in northern Arabia Terra. The mound surface has many parallel troughs that contain light-toned transverse aeolian (e.g., formed by the wind) ridges oriented perpendicular to the trough walls. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Becquerel Crater – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 5, 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

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