Tag Archives: University of Arizona

HiRISE: Mid-latitude terrain sample

Mid-latitude terrain sample. These cutouts utilize the infrared-red-blue (IRB) filter. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Mass-wasting at Capri Mensa

Photographic plethora. 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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HiRISE: Down in an ancient impact crater

Down in an ancient impact crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Flow of material through a gap in a crater rim in Phlegra Montes

Flow of material through a gap in a crater rim in Phlegra Montes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The Painted Desert near Mawrth Vallis

The clay-rich terrain surrounding Mawrth Vallis is one of the most scenic regions of Mars, a future interplanetary park. Here, we cut a long, oblique view into strips to see the full color coverage in more compact form. The origin … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Crater rim layers, rubble, and gullies

This is a close view of the rim and upper wall of an impact crater on the Martian surface. The layers in enhanced color are exposed subsurface strata that are relatively resistant to erosion. Boulder-like rubble beyond the crater rim … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Along the floor of Coprates Chasma

This image shows a small portion of the floor of Coprates Chasma, a large trough within the Valles Marineris system of canyons. Although the exact sequence of events that formed Coprates Chasma is unknown, the ripples, mesas, and craters visible … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cataracts in Kasei Valles

Obviously these are not the kind of cataracts that can develop in the lenses of your eyes, but large erosional scallops that form in river channels, like the Niagara Falls draining the Great Lakes of North America. Cataracts are large … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sulfates in the northwest Hellas region

Sulfates in the northwest Hellas region. Beautiful Mars series.

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