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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
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Tag Archives: Utopia Planitia
Ridge and mesa in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.
The western Utopia Planitia in the Northern mid-latitudes of Mars is marked by a peculiar type of depression with scalloped edges and by a network of polygonal fractures. The scalloped depressions are typical features; a smooth layered terrain located between … Continue reading
This labyrinth-like system of troughs and plateaus was imaged by ESA’s Mars Express on 21 June 2016. It shows part of a region known as Adamas Labyrinthus, which is found in Utopia Planitia in the northern lowlands of Mars. Here, … Continue reading
Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what’s in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have determined. Scientists examined part of Mars’ Utopia … Continue reading
Landforms in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.
Boulder field in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, February 10, 2016. Today’s image is located on the boundary between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia – west of yesterday’s image location. The morphology of this region is comprised of hills, some of which have … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, February 9, 2016. This VIS image shows a small portion of the boundary region between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia. The ridges and valleys in this image were likely created by tectonic faulting. There is … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, November 9, 2015. Today’s VIS image shows part of the ejecta of Bacolor Crater. The ejecta is layered and grooved, all radial to the crater itself. The two layers show that the ground was probably … Continue reading
Crevasse-like features in the Utopia region. Beautiful Mars series.