[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - February 12, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:06:54 -0800 (PST)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
February 12, 2014
o Viewing Dingo Gap
Curiosity (MSL) just passed through the gap, crossing over a dune
that's visible from orbit.
o Bright Sediments on the Floor of Ladon Basin
Scientists think that the basin may have once filled with water
before another channel to the north formed and drained it.
o Which Came First, the Yardang or the Platy Flow?
One of the great strengths of HiRISE is that its high resolution can
help resolve interesting questions.
o Dunes Flying in Formation
What might migratory birds, World War II aircraft, and dunes on Mars
have in common?
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 12 Feb 2014 02:06:54 PM PST