Tag Archives: Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS: Gullies etch a crater rim in Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 16, 2018. Multiple gullies dissect the rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria. The soft-looking material at the foot of the rim (where it meets the crater floor) may contain buried ice. See … Continue reading

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THEMIS: False-color slice across Terra Cimmeria crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 24, 2018. This false-color VIS image shows part of a large unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways … Continue reading

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Early Mars: Arid, with occasional snow or rain

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Yo Matsubara, Alan Howard, and Ross Irwin recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] Constraints on the Noachian paleoclimate of the martian highlands from landscape evolution modeling Evidences show that Mars was once wetter … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nepenthes Mensae in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 20, 2018. Nepenthes Mensae is the region of hills and mesas north of Terra Cimmeria. The dark blue part of the image is a region of basaltic sands. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: False colors on Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows plains and craters in Terra Cimmeria. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false … Continue reading

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THEMIS: False-color craters and plains in Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 31, 2018. Today’s false color image shows several craters and plains of Terra Cimmeria. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Landforms in Terra Cimmeria

Landforms in Terra Cimmeria. Terra Cimmeria is one part of the heavily cratered, Southern highland region of Mars. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Gullies and voids

Intricate gullies have formed on the northern wall of this impact crater located in the Terra Cimmeria region. This crater may have formed in a region rich in ground water. This ground water likely flowed down the wall, eventually eroding … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fresh shallow valleys

Fresh shallow valleys. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Crater with possible phyllosilicates

Crater with possible phyllosilicates in the Terra Cimmeria highlands. Beautiful Mars series.

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