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


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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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Is InSight sensitive enough to measure this landslide?

18 hours ago

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

1 day ago

Computer renditions.... who needs photographs? We can see any planet in full view except the one we allegedly are on. I guess that is not important to some. I believe in factual information. Some don't need facts. Fantasy and fact is like oil and water. They don't mix together.

2 days ago

You don't make any sense at all.

1 day 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?

2 days ago

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

3 days ago

@Scott Manley I was just being sarcastic. 😏

2 days ago

My part of California has no trouble.

3 days ago

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

3 days 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

2 days ago

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

3 days ago

alien excavation

3 days ago

Wow !

3 days 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.

3 days ago

Click bait

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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


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

4 days 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?

3 hours ago

@lava Synth did you hear about Michael Mann?

3 hours 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

12 hours ago

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

4 days ago

Scot manely is man

5 days ago

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

5 days ago

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

5 days ago

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

5 days ago

aye, fascinating for sure, mate!

5 days ago

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

5 days ago

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

5 days ago

No only gullible people think it's fake.

5 days ago

Wd on nearly becoming the 2nd scotsman receiving 1million subs

5 days ago

@Scott Manley you know wat scott u r so right i forgot Duncan Fergusons a scot but then again so is Alex awesones y not love your reply though bro 10/10

5 days ago

Wait, only the second? I mean Scottish people are naturally awesome so I expected there would be lots of us with 1million+ subs.

5 days ago

Fake. Utter bullshit.

5 days ago

Amazing

5 days ago

How many Martians was killed? Is the Martian govt planning to ban landslides? WGAF about landslides on Mars????

6 days ago

What a big waste of money and time

6 days ago

The orange color is mar photography is phony color !

6 days ago

If you deny the electric weather on mars you don't know nothin !

6 days ago

I just understood another reason for atmosphere on mars; protecting habitats from small meteors by burning them up before they reach the surface.

6 days ago

All CGI, all Fake, We have nothing on mars, if you believe that your an idiot.
rocks falling on a planet that has NO atmosphere ? that's an impossibility.
I cant believe there are actually people that think these are real photos. . . .

6 days ago

@Dane Lobe well no, there is gravity in space. Gravity just pulls mass together, there is no room for oxygen to be in the equation. In fact, our moon orbits the earth by going sideways at the same velocity as the earth tugs at it

3 hours ago

@lava Synth~
your not very bright are you lad ?
There is no gravity in outer space.
The amazing thing about gravity is you have to have oxygen and an atmosphere. Earth is the only planet to have these items. were did you go to school ? Or are you just stupid?

11 hours ago

Uh... Ever heard of gravity?

12 hours ago

Whats fake is you as Mars does have atmosphere

4 days ago