Tag Archives: scarps

HiRISE: Scarp monitoring

Scarp monitoring. The “blue” in enhanced color could be seasonal frost or perhaps ground ice. We’ll be monitoring this site for one Mars year (two Earth years) to see any changes that helps us figure out what kind of ice this … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lingering frost

Lingering frost. The North Polar layered deposits comprise a thick stack of icy layers. Part of this image has lingering seasonal frost, which serves to accentuate those layers.  An additional rationale for this observation is to document new activity in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers to behold

Layers to behold. A scarp and more on layered deposits in Ceti Mensa. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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Water-ice cliffs found in Mars’ mid-latitudes

Researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars’ surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes. These eight scarps, with slopes as steep as 55 degrees, reveal new information about … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Late summer scarps and textures

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 12, 2017. This VIS image shows more of the variety of textures on the south polar cap, as southern summer winds to its close. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: North Ismeniae Fossae scarp

North Ismeniae Fossae scarp. Beautiful Mars series.

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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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HiRISE: Scarp exposing basin floor in Arabia Terra

Scarp exposing basin floor deposits in Arabia Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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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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HiRISE: Scarp edge in northern Arabia Terra

A quiet afternoon in northern Arabia Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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