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              Mars- Mawrth Vallis 
                        A Mars in Detail Project 

 Also visit: Cochise College Mars Landforms , Mars Explored, 
Cochise College Geology Home Page
 Roger Weller, geology instructor (  last edited:  11/9/15
 Photos are from Google Mars and ESA/DLR/FU Berlin

      Mawrth Vallis is an important structure on Mars because it is one of the
 oldest major river valleys and it has large unique outcrops of light-colored
 minerals adjacent to and within the feature.
(number of views: 315)

Link to an excellent summary of the geology of this region:
Mars Odyssey Themis Mission-ASU

List of Topics
Introduction-Overviews  (4 views)
Drainage Pattern   (4 views)
Elevations   (3 views)
Photographic tours of Mawrth Vallis
     vertical photographic view toursA  B  C  D  E   (34 views)
     inclined photographic view toursA  B  C  D  E   (34 views)
Light-Colored Deposits by Region   (2 views)
         A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   (50 views)
Muara Crater- layers of light-colored minerals   (27 views)
Detailed Analysis of a High-Resolution Area adjacent to Mawrth Vallis

Overview the Location   (3 views)
     Light-Colored Deposits Overview  (3 views)
          Large Fractures (20 views)
          Small Fractures  (12 views)
          Overlying Layers  (13 views)
          Circular Patterns   (25 views)
     Dark-Filled Crater Lakes  (40 views)

          Attached Dunes   (7 views)
          Wandering Dunes  (6 views)
          Dune Sets   (7 views)
          Complex Dunes  (7 views)
          Dark Dune Ripples in "Dark Lakes"   (7 views) 
Earth Analogs  (7 views)

main channel in Mawrth Vallis