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HiRISE: Complex terrain on floor of Hellas Planitia

Complex terrain on the floor of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Clinoforms down in Melas Chasma

This group of steeply inclined light-toned layers is bounded above and below by unconformities (sudden or irregular changes from one deposit to another) that indicate a “break” where erosion of pre-existing layers was taking place at a higher rate than … Continue reading

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Sedimentary basins on Mars contain a lot more sediments than we thought!

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, March 30, 2017: Francesco Salese (Italian Space Agency). The nature of the early Martian climate is one of the major unanswered questions of planetary science. To date the geologic evidence that Mars once had … Continue reading

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