Tag Archives: tectonics

THEMIS: Claritas Fossae channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 7, 2019. This VIS image shows a section of an unnamed channel. This channel starts within Claritas Fossae and empties down hill into Icaria Planum. See more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Out of round

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 21, 2018. This VIS image shows a group of craters in Terra Sirenum. The apparent youngest one is the center crater with the scalloped rim. Subsurface tectonic features like faults can interfere with crater … Continue reading

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A proposed development sequence for the Elysium volcanic province

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Brian Kneller and two co-authors recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] Correlation between graben orientation, channel direction change and tectonic loading: The Elysium Province, Mars • Graben are systematically arranged around sources … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonics meets volcanism in Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 10, 2019. This VIS image shows part of Claritas Fossae. The linear features (fossae) are faults. This region of Mars had very active tectonism and volcanism, resulting in the huge volcanos like Arsia Mons … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonic scars in Sirenum Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 4, 2019. The linear features in this VIS image are graben called Sirenum Fossae. Graben are formed when blocks of material move downward between parallel faults. The faults were created by tectonic stresses in … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonic chaos in Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 27, 2018. Located between the lava plains of Daedalia Planum and Solis Planum, Claritas Fossae is a graben-filled highland. Graben are formed by tectonic activity. In this region of Mars extensive and long lived … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Her Desher Vallis in Noachis Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 21, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Her Desher Vallis. This channel is located in Noachis Terra. See more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological subject.

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THEMIS: Faulting and collapse in Sirenum Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 19, 2018. The linear depressions in this VIS image are part of Sirenum Fossae. These depressions are called graben, which form by the down drop of material between two parallel faults. The faults are … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Acheron Catena

Acheron Catena. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Layering and faulting in layered deposits in Candor Chasma

Layering and faulting in layered deposits in Candor Chasma. This observation was a last minute one done as nadir-only, meaning when the camera is pointing straight down at the surface, as opposed to an angle when we want to create … Continue reading

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