Tag Archives: rock glaciers

THEMIS: Rock glaciers and ice in Deuteronilus

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 15, 2017. Do you see what I see? Looks like the letter L, or maybe someone sitting down. (THEMIS Art #126) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Ice-choked Mamers Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 23, 2016. This VIS image shows a small portion of Mamers Valles. Mamers Valles is a complex channel system that drained the highlands of Arabia Terra into the lowlands of Acidalia Planitia. More THEMIS … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hummocky material in Deuteronilus Mensae

Hummocky material in Deuteronilus Mensae. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Ice-choked channels at highlands’ edge

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 14, 2016. This VIS image is located on the eastern margin of Terra Sabaea. The boundary region between the highlands of Terra Sabaea and the lower elevations of Utopia Planitia is a complex of … Continue reading

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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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THEMIS: Arabia Terra channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 20, 2016. This VIS image shows a portion of an unnamed channel located on the northern margin of Arabia Terra. Numerous channels are found in this region, draining from the higher elevations of Arabia … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible crevassed glacier-like forms

Possible crevassed glacier-like forms. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Periglacial swirls on a valley floor

Wondrously, wickedly wavy. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Tale of two flows

This image was taken in one of the regions on Mars well-known for its viscous flow features (VFF), which are massive flowing deposits believed to be composed of a mixture of ice and dust similar to glaciers on Earth. In … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mamers Valles

THEMIS Image of the Say, December 24, 2015. This VIS image shows a portion of Mamers Valles. Mamers Valles is a large and complex channel system on the northern margin of Arabia Terra. More THEMIS Images of the Day by … Continue reading

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