Tag Archives: Valles Marineris

THEMIS: Coprates Chasma landslide

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 23, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma. A gigantic landslide has slipped off the ridge crossing the image and dumped uncountable tons of rock at the bottom of the canyon. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Seasonal flows in Valles Marineris

Recurring slope lineae (RSL) are seasonal flows on warm slopes, and are especially common in central and eastern Valles Marineris. This image covers a large area full of interesting features, but the enhanced color closeup highlight some of the RSL. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Colorful bedrock

This image covers diverse surface units on the floor of eastern Coprates Chasma in eastern Valles Marineris. The bedrock has diverse minerals producing wonderful color contrasts. In over 10 years of orbiting Mars, HiRISE has acquired nearly 50,000 large images, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Plains south of Valles Marineris

This enhanced-color sample reveals the incredible diversity of landforms on some Martian plains that appear bland and uniform at larger scales. Here we see layers, small channels suggesting water flow, craters, and indurated sand dunes. [More at link]

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THEMIS: Flat-top ridge erodes to spurs & gullies

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 23, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma, where a flat-topped ridge is eroding from both sides into blade-like terrain with spur-and-gully topography. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Canyon’s edge in Ganges Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 17, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Ganges Chasma. Dunes are visible on the floor of the canyon (bottom right corner of the full image). The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Coprates Chasma in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 16, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Coprates Chasma, in false colors

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 9, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma, one of the sub-canyons making up the equatorial rift system named Valles Marineris. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Light-toned materials on the floor of Coprates Chasma

These enhanced-color views are part of the floor of Coprates Chasma in giant Valles Marineris. A single image area (only about 1.1 by 9 kilometers) shows a tremendous variety of rock types, as indicated by their colors and textures. These … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hematite-rich deposits in Capri Chasma

Capri Chasma is located in the eastern portion of the Valles Marineris canyon system, the largest known canyon system in the Solar System. Deeply incised canyons such as this are excellent targets for studying the Martian crust, as the walls … Continue reading

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