Tag Archives: Shalbatana Vallis

THEMIS: Flood-sculpted ridge in Shalbatana Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 15, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Shalbatana Vallis. Shalbatana Vallis is one of many channels that empty into Chryse Planitia. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Dry waterfall at edge of Shalbatana Vallis?

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 7, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Shalbatana Vallis. Shalbatana Vallis is located in Xanthe Terra. Shalbatana is an outflow channel carved by massive floods from escaping groundwater whose source lies far … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Eroded layers in Shalbatana Valles

Layers, probably sedimentary in origin, have undergone extensive erosion in this image of Shalbatana Valles, a prominent channel that cuts through Xanthe Terra. This erosion has produced several small mesas and exposed light-toned material that may differ in composition from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Shalbatana Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 30, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of Shalbatana Vallis, near the end of the channel where it drains into Chryse Planitia. Two streamlined islands are visible in this image and indicate … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Shalbatana Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 25, 2015. The steep sided depression in this VIS image is Shalbatana Vallis, a channel located in Xanthe Terra. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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