[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: April 2, 2014

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:34:15 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201404021834.s32IYFpJ025807_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

April 2, 2014

o Ring of Cratered Cones

  Interestingly, the area around the ring has few cones: did water
  or steam flow to the crater and make that zone less fertile?

o Mission 2020: A Candidate Landing Site in Gusev Crater

  As we did for Phoenix in 2008 and the Mars Science Laboratory in
  2012, HiRISE has been imaging landing sites for a potential rover
  mission in 2020.

o An Irregular Crater Intersecting Graben in Tractus Albus

  This crater is very irregularly shaped and might suggest that some
  underlying liquid was present that made it so elongated after the
  initial impact.

o An Elevated Crater in the Apollinaris Mons Region: Volcanic or Impact-Related?
  When a circular depression is visible on the summit of a mound or
  elevated landform, careful analysis is needed to identify if it was
  created by an impact or by volcanic activity.

All of the HiRISE images are archived here:


Information about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is
online at http://www.nasa.gov/mro. The mission is
managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division
of the California Institute of Technology, for the NASA
Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. Lockheed
Martin Space Systems, of Denver, is the prime contractor
and built the spacecraft. HiRISE is operated by the
University of Arizona. Ball Aerospace and Technologies
Corp., of Boulder, Colo., built the HiRISE instrument.
Received on Wed 02 Apr 2014 02:34:15 PM PDT

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