Tag Archives: Tempe Terra

HiRISE: Impact crater near Tempe Terra

An impact crater near Tempe Terra. Despite this crater likely being extremely old and filled-in with material, we can still see its ejecta blanket. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Graben in Tempe Fossae in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 26, 2018. This false-color VIS image shows part of Tempe Fossae. Tempe Fossae is a series of tectonic graben that cross Tempe Terra. The downward movement of blocks of material between bounding faults create … Continue reading

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HiRISE: This is not the hydrothermal deposit you’re looking for

A hotspot for exploration on Mars centers on areas that were once, or are currently, next to a significant source of heat such as volcanoes. Martian volcanoes have not been active for the last couple million years, but beneath the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fans and valleys

An impact crater approximately 23 kilometers across is home to fan-shaped deposits that extend from the rim and sit on the interior crater floor. Thick beds with varying tone are exposed along the edge of the fan. Shallow valleys that … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The inevitability of erosion

The inevitability of erosion. Crater-fill deposits in Tempe Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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Geologically recent glacial melting on Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, March 1, 2018: Frances E.G. Butcher (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK). Thousands of putative debris-covered glaciers in Mars’ middle latitudes host water ice in volumes comparable to that of all glaciers and ice caps … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Cracked slabs of lava in Tempe Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 20, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a praying mantis looking at me? (THEMIS Art #129) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.  

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THEMIS: Tempe Fossae graben in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 14, 2017. Today’s false color image shows a section of Tempe Fossae located in Tempe Terra. This is a graben that formed when subsurface forces pulled the ground apart, and a portion of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Across the slopes in Tempe Terra

Across the slopes in Tempe Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Tempe Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 15, 2016. This VIS image is located on the margin of Tempe Terra near Chryse Planitia. Several channels are visible as well as tectonic features. The linear feature below the channel is most likely … Continue reading

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