[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: April 9, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:11:09 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
April 9, 2014
o Two-Color Dunes in Meridiani Terra
Why are these dunes different colors? Sand on Mars is typically
dark in tone, as it commonly derived from volcanic rocks like lava
o Slumping Terraces on a Crater Wall
This slumped terrace, a result of the crater formation process,
gives the crater a concentric ringed appearance.
o A Heart in Ascraeus Mons
What is this strange-looking feature? HiRISE scientists first
noticed it in images from the Context Camera and acquired this
picture to investigate more closely.
o Opportunity Rover's Winter Work at Murray Ridge
This new image of Opportunity was acquired as a "ride-along" with
the CRISM instrument also onboard MRO, to help give better details
of the topography here.
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 09 Apr 2014 07:11:09 PM PDT