Tag Archives: RSL

HiRISE: Eastern slope of Asimov Crater’s central pit

Asimov is an 84-kilometer diameter crater located in the southern ancient highlands of Mars. It is distinguished from other craters in this region in that it contains both a ring-depression just within the crater rim and a pit near the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Monitoring frost in Raga Crater

Monitoring frost in Raga Crater. We’re watching frost up-slope from known new gully flows in Raga. These appear to be distinct from recurring slope lineae we’ve seen in other craters. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Monitoring frost in Corozal Crater

Monitoring frost in Corozal Crater. Corozal Crater has both active gullies and recurring slope lineae. We are monitoring the evolution of seasonal frost, which is the likely trigger for gully activity. Never mind the hulking shadow at the left. Beautiful … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The Case of the Lurking Frost

HiRISE and the Case of the Lurking Frost. Sheltered by these cliffs, we can see frost build up, along with lots of sedimentary rocks. This area is also a good candidate for recurring slope lineae. Beautiful Mars series. [More at … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Slopin’ around

Slopin’ around. We’ve imaged recurring slope lineae in this area, but with a twist: the RSL here are east- and northeast-facing, which makes them more unique as there actually aren’t that many east-facing RSL anywhere on the planet. Plus, the bedrock … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Strata always have a story

Strata always have a story. This area is located within the massive Valles Marineris canyon system, and was suggested to monitor for recurring slope lineae on a slope to the south, but we thought the gorgeous bedrock deserved to be … Continue reading

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RSLs are flowing sand, not water?

Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new article published in Nature Geoscience by the … Continue reading

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Water ice is buried near Mars equator in small areas

A re-analysis of data from the Neutron Spectrometer on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has nearly doubled the data’s resolution. The higher-resolution data show that small deposits of water ice lie buried at shallow depths near the martian equator in several … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gullies and craters and dunes, oh my!

This unnamed, approximately 30-kilometer diameter crater, formed in the Southern highlands of Mars. Our image shows regions of geologic diversity within, making this an interesting spot for scientists to study how different Martian processes interact with each other. Gullies, or … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Active flows on steep slopes in Ganges Chasma

This image covers a steep west-facing slope in southwestern Ganges Chasma, north of the larger canyons of Valles Marineris. The spot was targeted both for the bedrock exposures and to look for active slope processes. We see two distinct flow … Continue reading

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