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Tag Archives: sulfates
This image reminds us of the rugged and open terrain of a stark shore-line, perhaps of an island nation, such as the British Isles. A close-up in enhanced color produces a striking effect, giving the impression of a cloud-covered cliff … Continue reading
Possible sulfates in Noctis Labyrinthus. Beautiful Mars series.
Melas Chasma is the widest segment of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in the Solar System. In this region, hydrated sulfate salts have been detected, and are found extensively throughout the canyon. These salt-bearing deposits likely indicate that water was … Continue reading
Possible sulfate-rich terrain in the northeast Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.
Convoluted folds in light-toned sulfates along the floor of Ius Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.
A variety of diverse morphological features are present in this image (21 by 5.5 kilometers) located in the southeastern area of the Nili Fossae region and just northeast of Syrtis Major. This particular region has been studied intensely due to … Continue reading
Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where MRO has detected the presence of sulfates. This image offers a view of an excellent contact between layered deposits that postdate the formation of … Continue reading
Sulfates in Tithonium Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.
If you could go to only one location on Mars, where would you find the most complete assortment of known Martian minerals? A new report, with lead author Patrick Thollot (Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, CNRS), in the Journal of … Continue reading
Vast mounds of layered material lie in numerous places throughout the giant canyon system of Valles Marineris, and especially in Candor Chasma, Ophir Chasma, and Melas Chasma. The origin of these “interior layered deposits” (ILDs) have been debated since they … Continue reading