Tag Archives: Southern Highlands

THEMIS: Channel cutting through Terra Sirenum

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 14, 2016. The channel in this VIS image is located in Terra Sirenum. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Valley networks in the ancient highlands

The valley networks on Mars are terrains eroded by flowing water billions of years ago. In places where the bedrock is well exposed, we often see a variety of colors due to altered minerals and polygonal patterns perhaps due to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Highlands to lowlands in far-west Arabia

From the highlands to the lowlands in the far western Arabia region. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Mars 2020 candidate landing site in McLaughlin Crater

McLaughlin Crater (21.9 N, 337.6 E) is a large, approximately 95-kilometer diameter impact crater located north of Mawrth Vallis, in Arabia Terra, a region that was made famous by the book and movie “The Martian” by Andy Weir. McLaughlin Crater … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pitted dunes in the Southern Highlands

Pitted dunes in the Southern Highlands. Beautiful Mars series.

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Two-faced Mars: Moon-size object hit south pole

The two hemispheres of Mars are more different from any other planet in our solar system. Non-volcanic, flat lowlands characterise the northern hemisphere, while highlands punctuated by countless volcanoes extend across the southern hemisphere. Although theories and assumptions about the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Graben in the Southern Highlands

Possible graben in the Southern Highlands; a “graben” is a land depression that is flanked by two parallel faults. Beautiful Mars series.

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