Tag Archives: tectonics

THEMIS: Tithonium Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 5, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the central region of Tithonium Chasma. The steep wall of the canyon is visible at the top of the image. The top of the canyon walls … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Diverse composition and stratigraphy in the Claritas Region

Diverse composition and stratigraphy in the Claritas Region. This region, west of Solis Planum, is a tectonic and volcanic area located south-east of the Tharsis volcano group (the Tharsis Montes) on the Tharsis rise. It extends roughly north to south … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The north Hellas region

The north Hellas region. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The fault in our Mars

This image of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits. Some of the faults produced a clean break along the layers, displacing and offsetting individual beds (yellow arrow). Interestingly, the layers continue across the fault and appear … Continue reading

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HRSC: Fracture swarms on Mars

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region in the southern hemisphere were imaged by ESA’s Mars Express in March. They extend … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Fractures on Pavonis Mons’ flank

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 31, 2017. This image shows part of the western flank of Pavonis Mons. The linear features are faults. Faulting usually includes change of elevation, where blocks of material slide down the fault. Paired faults … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nili Patera fractures and dunes in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 27, 2017. This false color image covers the region from Nili Patera at the top of the frame to the dunes near Meroe Patera (which is off the bottom of the image). High resolution … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Garden of Rubble in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 29, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The floor of the chasma is covered by a complex deposit of material. This chaotic surface differs from most of the floor of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Swirled dunes at foot of Coprates canyon wall

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 28, 2017. This image is located in eastern Coprates Chasma. The image shows a relatively smooth floor, with a group of sand dune forms located against the wall of the chasma (bottom of image). … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rough floor in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form the bright lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff face (top of image). … Continue reading

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