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Debris-covered glaciers on Earth and Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, June 30, 2016: David P. Mayer (University of Chicago).  Debris-covered glaciers are glaciers whose ablation zones are at least partially covered by supraglacial debris. On Earth, debris-covered glaciers are found in all major mountain … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible crevassed glacier-like forms

Possible crevassed glacier-like forms. Beautiful Mars series.

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Liquid water and water Ice on Gale Crater, Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, September 2014: Alberto G. Fairén, (Cornell University and Centro de Astrobiología, Spain). Gale Crater, the site of the currently active Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) or Curiosity Rover mission, is a ~154-km-diameter impact crater formed … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Flow in mesa valley in Protonilus Mensae

Flow leaving a mesa valley in Protonilus Mensae. Beautiful Mars series.

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Latitude controlled Amazonian ice flows

Signs of underground ice deposited in the Amazonian period (the most recent in Martian history) are common in many places on Mars. Evidence includes tropical mountain glacier deposits, lobate debris aprons, lineated valley fill, concentric crater fill, and pedestal craters. … Continue reading

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