[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: June 4, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:25:51 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
June 4, 2014
o An Alluvial Fan in a Low-Latitude Crater
On Mars, alluvial fans are sometimes visible in impact crater
basins, as material from the steep rims is transported radially
inward to the relatively flat floor.
o Touring a Dusty Region
As well as confirming a new impact, this image also showed other
features commonly found in dusty areas: slope streaks and bed-forms.
o The Draa of Mars
Dune ripples are the smallest bed forms and can only be observed in
high-resolution images acquired by HiRISE, and are commonly
superposed on many surfaces.
o A Large Crater in Meridiani Planum
This crater is located in Meridiani Planum, about 20-kilometers
northwest of where the Opportunity rover landed in 2004.
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 04 Jun 2014 03:25:51 PM PDT