Science and Exploration

Slope Failures in Tempe Terra On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
June 29, 2022
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Slope Failures in Tempe Terra On Mars
Slope Failures in Tempe Terra

Slope failures in the form of faulted blocks suggest modification of materials within this ancient basin, possibly related to recent glaciation.
Studying the possible triggers and dynamics of the slope failures including 3D analysis of the geometry of the slope failures will aid in understanding the history of sedimentary, glacial, tectonic and fluvial processes in the basin.

ID: ESP_065925_2175
date: 19 August 2020
altitude: 289 km

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