Watch A Martian Landslide Move Across The Surface of The Red Planet


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Published: 5 months ago
Mars has an active surface, especially in the cold polar regions where carbon dioxide ice that binds soil together can evaporate in the summer and leave unstable terrain. Earlier this year another landslide from cliffs near the north pole was recorded, it's not the first by any means, but JPL engineer Doug Ellison used the time difference between the 3 colour channels to create a 3 frame animation showing the debris cloud moving over the Martian surface at about 70km/h. This was cool enough that I felt like sharing it along with a few other examples of shifting features on Mars.

Here's Doug's tweet:
https://twitter.com/doug_ellison/status/1169845018497974274?s=20

And Here's the Original Image
https://www.uahirise.org/ESP_060176_2640


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Technically it's a landslide, not an avalanche. An avalanche consists of snow.

4 months ago

“Ken Burns everything up.” - Best documentary joke ever.

4 months ago

Did the water ice in the newly formed small crater evaporate or sublimate?

4 months ago

not water ice. misstatement at 6:02. all ice on mars, including polar ice, is NOT water/h2o. it is co2.
in context, here, the use of the word 'evaporates' should be seen as a synonym for 'sublimation'. if interested,,
see my comment.

4 months ago

Are those images also free for commercial use??

4 months ago

thank you for this!

4 months ago

+Scott Manley Are you able to do a video about the magnetic pulses the mars Insight lander has detected? I didnt think Mars had a magnetic field!

4 months ago

but if each color channel photo is taken far enough apart that you can see obvious motion difference, wouldn't that mean there is a lot of motion blur in the final photo?

5 months ago

Yes, but only of things which are moving

5 months ago

500 meters is 151 stories

5 months ago

Be safe Martians!!!

5 months ago

Sir if you don't mind
I can't believe this video you can't search chandaryan 2 lander

5 months ago

Is InSight sensitive enough to measure this landslide?

5 months ago

Wait... Excuse me... What?! I did not expect the Xenonauts intro. Memories.

5 months ago

Hi Scott! Speaking of amazing orbiter images, could you please make a video about the LRO images of the Apollo landing sites, the astronaut foot tracks, the stuff they left there, and even the flag shadows visible in the images?

5 months ago

In California measurement is dumb down so let's stop with describing and comparing things in meters.

5 months ago

@Scott Manley I was just being sarcastic. 😏

5 months ago

My part of California has no trouble.

5 months ago

O you meam mars is having a global warming too.... HuH thats strange huh ????

5 months ago

@It Me Tetri yah bad joke.sorry. did you know that the government knows how to melt the ice there and in that there hope'n that will make some kind of atmospher type of sh;t .. IDK but if man can start up a planet why the fook can't the fix this one ... you all the so called fossil fuel (oil) being drained faster then most river's on this planet... now the elites are taking the fook out as fast as they can. there's what 5 or 6 huge countries that have rocket that will leave earth,how many people do you think is going???? ((Yea RIGHT on ITS scareie

5 months ago

I hope this is sarcasm. Or just a really bad joke.

5 months ago

alien excavation

5 months ago

Wow !

5 months ago

Uh oh. Looks like conspiracy theorists found you. On a more positive side, I hope T2 adds dust storms to Duna or other celestial bodies.

5 months ago

Click bait

5 months ago

what causes landslide on mars with its' thin atomsphere is an interesting point to research

5 months ago

6:53 - Sounds like a good reason for a Mars impactor!

5 months ago

mars warms up? so the marsians produce also to much co2?


oh wait, right, the warming because of co2 is total bullshit.

5 months ago

@donblub yes, 0.04% and 96% is a big difference

5 months ago

@lava Synth and for your information, we are talking about 300-400ppm an earth, that's 0,03-0,04%, not 96%...
Is there a big difference?

5 months ago

@lava Synth did you hear about Michael Mann?

5 months ago

Venus: just as hot on average as a day on mercury, with an atmosphere of 96.5% co2

Flatearthers/climatechangedeniers/far-right consericy therorists still belive

5 months ago

the opening screen made me think this was another Xenonauts episode!

5 months ago

Scot manely is man

5 months ago

So cool! Bet that could be cleaned up bit. I.e.: equalize the saturation so it does have the dark/light flicker.

5 months ago

Id bet the dark light flicker is also the result of taking a red, green or blue image. For example any areas that are red, are likely to be very dark on the blue image as red objects reflect very little blue light, hence why they look red.

4 months ago

AND ON THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC DEBATE : plans for stopping Martian Warming

5 months ago

The avalanche gif looks like the head of a zombie monkey from the Mummy

5 months ago

aye, fascinating for sure, mate!

5 months ago

At 6:05 I think you meant the water ice had sublimated (not evaporated) (liquids evaporate, solids sublimate)

5 months ago

he meant to NOT say 'water'. up til then, things were not too bad. it should be understood that any/All
ice on mars is Not water/h2o. it is co2.

4 months ago

So.. y’all know mars landing is also fake. Right?

5 months ago

It is for sure fake. I was in on the planning. Went like this:
Step 1. Fake Mars landing.
Step 2. Profit!

4 months ago

No only gullible people think it's fake.

5 months ago