Tag Archives: valleys

HiRISE: Tributary valleys near Shalbatana Vallis

Tributary valleys near Shalbatana Vallis. One of the justifications for taking this image was to look for inner valley features such as terraces. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Ice-choked Mamers Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 27, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a section of Mamers Valles, located in Arabia Terra. The smooth material with flowlines that fills the valley channel is likely glacier ice, similar to valley glaciers in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fresh shallow valleys and fans in north Arabia Terra

Fresh shallow valleys and fans in north Arabia Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Crater tadpoles

This impact crater looks amusingly like a tadpole because of the valley that was carved by water that used to fill it. When the water level inside the crater increased, it breached the crater wall, flowed outward and formed a … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fresh shallow valleys

Fresh shallow valleys. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Branching valley in Syrtis Major region

A branching valley in Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A small valley within a larger valley

A small valley within a larger valley in Terra Sirenum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Smooth and fractured deposits in Eridania valleys

The ancient highland channels in this image empty into the Eridania Basin (not visible), a large topographically low enclosure with smooth-appearing terrains that may have once contained a large paleolake or ancient sea. Water in these channels flowed to the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channeled valley east of Protonilus Mensae

Channelized valley east of Protonilus Mensae. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Valley cross-cutting a circular landform

Valley cross-cutting a circular landform — These dune ridges are only tens of meters or less apart. Beautiful Mars series.

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