Tag Archives: Utopia Planitia

THEMIS: Youngish crater in Utopia Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 17, 2018. This VIS image shows an unnamed crater located in Utopia Planitia. This relatively young crater has a steep inner rim, with floor deposits that originate from the crater rim itself. As craters … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Getting from here to there in Utopia Planitia

Getting from here to there in Utopia Planitia. Is this a wrinkle ridge or a flow margin? Knowing will help in the study of regional tectonics here. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Faults and pitted mounds in Utopia Planitia

Faults and pitted mounds in Utopia Planitia. This is the summit of a high massif. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Scoured ejecta from Bacolor crater impact

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 19, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows some of the ejecta from Bacolor Crater in Utopia Planitia. There are several layers of ejecta visible in the image. The crater itself is just off the image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flow fronts, crater rims in Utopia Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 3, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a face staring out at me? (THEMIS Art #138) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Utopia Planitia

Utopia Planitia, a name that literally means “plains of nowhere.” Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Ridge and mesa in Utopia Planitia

Ridge and mesa in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Eroded scallops with layers

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

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HRSC: Adamas Labyrinthus

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

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SHARAD finds ice deposit in Utopia Planitia with as much water as Lake Superior

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

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