[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: December 17, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:42:41 -0800 (PST)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
December 17, 2014
o Possible Opaline Silica in the Central Uplift of Elorza Crater
The distinguishing feature of this central uplift is the various
types of bedrock that are observable at the surface.
o Eroding Terrain in Arabia Terra
At one time this was a flat smooth terrain, but over time it has
been eroded, most likely by the wind.
o Frosty Slopes in Late Spring
At this time of year only south-facing slopes retain the frost,
while the north-facing slopes have melted.
o Polar Layered Deposit Slopes
These deposits are quite extensive and partially surround the
South polar residual cap.
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 17 Dec 2014 01:42:41 PM PST