Tag Archives: Utopia Planitia

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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HiRISE: Landforms in Utopia Planitia

Landforms in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Boulder field in Utopia Planitia

Boulder field in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Hills and channels

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

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THEMIS: Ridges

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

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THEMIS: Bacolor Crater ejecta

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

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HiRISE: Crevasse-like features in the Utopia region

Crevasse-like features in the Utopia region. Beautiful Mars series.

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Gullies in no-name crater in Utopia Planitia

This enhanced-color image of gullies in the northern wall of an unnamed crater in Utopia Planitia covers an area of approximately 750 by 1100 meters. The banked, sinuous shape of the gully channels suggest that water was involved in their … Continue reading

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