Tag Archives: periglacial terrain

THEMIS: Soft-featured craters in Arcadia Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 19, 2018. This false-color VIS image shows some of the plains and craters located in Arcadia Planitia. The soft-looking features in the impact craters indicate ground ice at shallow depths below the surface. In … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The walls in Milankovic Crater

The walls in Milankovic Crater. The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of depressions in the mantle on the wall of Milankovic Crater. It seems that the deeper depressions into the mantle have a straight edge along … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Crazy terrain in Utopia

That crazy terrain. This is the floor of a crater in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: The many textures of Gordii Dorsum

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 24, 2018. This VIS image is located at the northern end of Gordii Dorsum, where the surface slopes down into southern Amazonis Planitia. Within this image are several different surfaces and textures. At the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Translucent ice

Translucent ice. Also note the polygonal ground, another feature of expanding and contracting subsurface ice. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Dunes and glacial deposits in Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 30, 2018. Moreux Crater is located in the northern part of Terra Sabaea. The crater has a region of sand dunes on the crater floor, as well as features that are similar to glacial … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lace terrain near craters

Lace terrain near craters. Are these interesting channels due to seasonal sublimation and erosion? Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The exposed exterior of a modified crater in Tantalus Fossae

The exposed exterior of a modified crater in Tantalus Fossae. Many craters in this area have been extensively modified, but few are sitting on the edge of a graben like this. This position exposes parts of the crater exterior and … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The Case of the Martian Boulder Piles

This image was originally meant to track the movement of sand dunes near the North Pole of Mars, but what’s on the ground in between the dunes is just as interesting! The ground has parallel dark and light stripes from … Continue reading

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Geologically recent glacial melting on Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, March 1, 2018: Frances E.G. Butcher (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK). Thousands of putative debris-covered glaciers in Mars’ middle latitudes host water ice in volumes comparable to that of all glaciers and ice caps … Continue reading

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