Tag Archives: Shalbatana Vallis

HiRISE: Tributary valleys near Shalbatana Vallis

Tributary valleys near Shalbatana Vallis. One of the justifications for taking this image was to look for inner valley features such as terraces. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: The sand always gets through

The sand always gets through. There are also eroded layers here in Orson Welles Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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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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