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              Mars- Mawrth Vallis 
                        A Mars in Detail Project 

 
 
                         
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           and
Cochise College Geology Home Page
                                                   
 Roger Weller, geology instructor (wellerr@cochise.edu  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:
http://themis.mars.asu.edu/feature/46
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)

     Dunes
          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)
References


main channel in Mawrth Vallis