Tag Archives: Syria Planum

THEMIS: Tectonics and volcanism in Syria Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 4, 2018. This VIS image shows a linear depression in Syria Planum. Volcanic activity, including broad shield volcanoes and extensive volcanic plains created this region of the Tharsis system south of Noctis Labyrinthus. Linear … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channels in Syria Planum

Channels in Syria Planum. The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of a curved channel with levees. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Contact between an older shield volcano and younger flows

Contact between an older shield volcano and younger flows. Interested in the geologic contact here between the older shield volcano and the younger flows that enclose it. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Bizarre TARs

These strange features in Syria Planum are still being widely debated. They have the same general form as transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars; windblown deposits that are common in the Martian tropics. Their height and spacing are similar … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lava flows in Syria Planum

Lava flows in Syria Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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Devilry in the air

With all the spacecraft orbiting Mars, it’s slightly surprising that there aren’t more observations of dust devils shared by two or more instruments. Writing in the September 2011 issue of Icarus, a team of scientists led by Dennis Reiss (Westf√§lische … Continue reading

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