Tag Archives: Xanthe Terra

THEMIS: Landslide in Mutch Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2018. Today’s image shows part of Mutch Crater in Xanthe Terra. At the bottom of the image, visible in warm tones, is a short section of the crater’s southern rim. Note the landslide … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The sand always gets through

The sand always gets through. There are also eroded layers here in Orson Welles Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Merging stream channels in Xanthe Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 18, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows an unnamed channel in Xanthe Terra. The large bend in the channel was created as the flow of liquid from the bottom of the image was deflected by … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dry waterfall at edge of Shalbatana Vallis?

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 7, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Shalbatana Vallis. Shalbatana Vallis is located in Xanthe Terra. Shalbatana is an outflow channel carved by massive floods from escaping groundwater whose source lies far … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Winding channel of Nanedi Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 30, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Nanedi Valles, located in Xanthe Terra. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Eroded layers in Shalbatana Valles

Layers, probably sedimentary in origin, have undergone extensive erosion in this image of Shalbatana Valles, a prominent channel that cuts through Xanthe Terra. This erosion has produced several small mesas and exposed light-toned material that may differ in composition from … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Chaotic terrain in Xanthe Terra

Chaotic terrain in Xanthe Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Bamba Crater – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 25, 2016.  Today’s false color image shows part of Bamba Crater located in Xanthe Terra. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Faulting Mars

This region of Xanthe Terra has mostly been contracted due to thrust faulting, but this local region shows evidence of extensional faulting, also called normal faulting. When two normal faults face each other, they create a bathtub-like depression called a … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nanedi Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 16, 2016. This VIS image shows both branches of Nanedi Valles, close to the point where they join to form a single channel. Nanedi Valles is located in Xanthe Terra. More THEMIS Images of … Continue reading

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