Tag Archives: tectonics

THEMIS: Cerberus Fossae, source of floods

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 22, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a section of Cerberus Fossae. Located southeast of the Elysium Planitia volcanic complex, the linear graben was created by tectonic forces related to the volcanic activity. The fossa … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Streamlined features and fractures in Hebrus Valles

Streamlined features and fractures in Hebrus Valles. The rationale for this observation is to assess outflow channel discharges as well as getting a better look at the actual topography. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Channels cutting across channels in Olympica Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2018. Olympica Fossae is a complex channel located on the volcanic plains between Alba Mons and Olympus Mons. The sinuosity of the large channel in the middle of the image indicates that this … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Spiny ridges of Lycus Sulci

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 29, 2018. Lycus Sulci is a very complex region surrounding the northern and western flanks of Olympus Mons. This VIS image shows several features found in Lycus Sulci including tectonic derived ridges with dark … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ridges near Nirgal Valles

In this observation, we see a set of straight ridges in ancient bedrock near Nirgal Valles. The patterns indicate fractures from tectonic stresses, but how have they been hardened to now stand in positive relief after billions of years of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Getting from here to there in Utopia Planitia

Getting from here to there in Utopia Planitia. Is this a wrinkle ridge or a flow margin? Knowing will help in the study of regional tectonics here. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A sample of Phlegethon Catena

A sample of Phlegethon Catena. This area is full of graben, which are depressions that often run parallel to faults. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Colliding landslides in Ius Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 28, 2018. This VIS image shows the eastern end of Ius Chasma. The southern canyon wall is at the bottom of the image, with dark sand and sand dunes. The presence of mobile sand … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Eroding landslide in Ius Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 27, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the eastern end of Ius Chasma. Geryon Montes are located in the bottom half of the image. Between the montes and the southern wall face is … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Possible delta in Ius Chasma?

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 26, 2018. This VIS image shows part of eastern Ius Chasma. The lower elevations of Geryon Montes are located at the top of the image. Between the montes and the southern wall face is … Continue reading

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