Tag Archives: Olympus Mons

HiRISE: Dark and possibly stationary ripples

Dark and possibly stationary ripples in anomalous terrain.  These strange ripples are in some anomalous terrain on the Olympus Mons aureole. These dark ripples have not been imaged in about 8 years, so another shot should show movement…if there IS … Continue reading

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Mars Express: From horizon to horizon

Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface. On 2 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channels cutting across channels in Olympica Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2018. Olympica Fossae is a complex channel located on the volcanic plains between Alba Mons and Olympus Mons. The sinuosity of the large channel in the middle of the image indicates that this … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Spiny ridges of Lycus Sulci

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 29, 2018. Lycus Sulci is a very complex region surrounding the northern and western flanks of Olympus Mons. This VIS image shows several features found in Lycus Sulci including tectonic derived ridges with dark … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark materials on Olympus Mons

Dark materials on Olympus Mons. There are blocks of layered terrain within the Olympus Mons aureole. The aureole is a giant apron of chaotic material around the volcano, perhaps formed by enormous landslides off the flanks of the giant volcano. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark slope streaks in Olympus Mons aureole deposits

Wisps on another world. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Lava flows over the edge of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 1, 2016. The margin of Olympus Mons consists of a cliff-like edge where elevation changes very quickly over a very small width. This edge is called Olympus Rupes. This VIS image shows part of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Scarp at edge of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 18, 2016. Today’s VIS image covers part of Olympus Rupes, the steep escarpment at the edge of Olympus Mons. The left side of the image is the flank of the volcano, the right side … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Olympica Fossae’s tangled channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 15, 2016. Located on the extensive lava plains between Olympus Mons and Alba Mons, these complex intersecting valleys were created by lava flow. Volcanic flows occurred both along the surface and in buried lava … Continue reading

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Olympus Mons: slumps make terraces & scarps

Scientists from the Division of Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing in the Institute of Geological Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin have succeeded in creating a model simulating the formation of mysterious structures on the surface of the Mars volcano, Olympus … Continue reading

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