[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: May 22, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 13:07:24 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
May 22, 2014
o What Gullies Can Say
Right past the sharp, but warped rim of this ancient impact crater
are deposits of winter frost, which show up as blue in enhanced color.
o The Busy Flank of Arsia Mons
This observation shows an incredible diversity of ancient lava tubes
and impact craters filled with sediment on the flank of Arsia Mons.
o At the Edge of a Polar Cap
Formative down-slope winds descending on Mars' North Polar ice cap
likely play an important role in transporting sediment.
o Global Eyes on an Impact Prize
Finding a new dark spot with the Mars Color Imager, HiRISE can
literally zoom in to show better details of a new impact crater, an
example of coordination among science teams.
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 Fri 23 May 2014 04:07:24 PM PDT