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Valles Marineris, center

Post  Archie on February 20th 2008, 03:20

Center of Valles Marineris

Zone coordinates: (about 650km x 650km)
  • Long. [281.25E, 292.50E]
  • Lat. [0S, 11.25S]
  • Tabulated zone in Celestia naming rules: Level 4, TX_9_8

This is the second most famous zone on Mars!
(clic the image on the right to enlarge)

Some considerations about Geology may guide to highly interesting Points-Of-View, thanks to NASA/MOC and ESA/HRSC, because of the huge variations of height in this canyon. For instance, various hydrated sulfate layers (i.e. with H2O, water) of several 100m deep were detected in the ground:
  • (MgSO4, H2O), called 'kiesrite' in French, in the Chandor/Candor Chasma where the height variation varies up to 4000m!
  • poly-hydrated (MgSO4, nH2O) in Melas Chasma
  • and even a lot of gypsum (CaSO4, 2H2O) in Juventuas/Juventae Chasma, just a step outside of the picture in North-East direction




Last edited by Archie on February 28th 2008, 01:08; edited 5 times in total (Reason for editing : Box on feb.20)

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Re: Valles Marineris, center

Post  Boxx on February 20th 2008, 14:20

Hello, Archie
as we discussed, please move me to this place + check your MP for "interesting subjects" in the area Wink
other future pioneers : just contact me if you also move there and want help...

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Re: Valles Marineris, center

Post  Archie on February 24th 2008, 01:40

thank your for your info, Box, I will re-edit the initial topic.
I will move you to this location, there are several databases available (Nasa and Esa):
(290.25E, -7.23N), alt.=190m. it is in Chandor Chasma

I hope you can build a confortable bunker there Rolling Eyes

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