[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: July 2, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 14:56:20 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
July 2, 2014
o A Giant Cave on a Giant Volcano
From this digital terrain model, we can measure how much
material drained out of the conical pit and so estimate
how tall the debris pile is.
o Feathery Ridges
It is common for sand dunes to be covered in small ripples,
often with different orientations that may be shaped by wind.
o A Revealing Landslide in Hebes Chasma
Exposures of layered rock like these are helpful in determining
the types of geologic processes that have occurred at an area
o An Impact Crater in Isidis Planitia
This location is also the site of an early candidate for location
of the Beagle 2 lander based on an image from the Mars Global Surveyor.
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 Jul 2014 05:56:20 PM PDT