[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: June 18, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:37:47 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
June 18, 2014
o Sand Dune Catch and Release
Sand dunes within within craters, raise the question: do they form
from sandy materials within the craters, or are they traps for dunes
traveling in their path?
o Waiting for Dust Devils
Dust devils are identified in images both by their cloudy form and
the shadow their cloud casts on the surface.
o Moving Mass Material on a Mesa
This observation appears to show some type of mass movement of material
down the wall of a mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae.
o Blockfall on the North Polar Layered Deposits
The slope in this image is steep and fractured, and a large chunk of dusty
ice has tumbled down and broken apart.
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 18 Jun 2014 06:37:47 PM PDT