[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - October 15, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:07:56 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
October 15, 2014
o A Collection of Landforms in Eastern Elysium Planitia
This image shows a great deal of geologic diversity in a
rather small area.
o Mounds of Layered Material on the West Edge of Melas Chasma
Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon,
and is an area where MRO has detected the presence of sulfates.
o A Light Toned Deposit in Arsinoes Chaos
The deposit displays a rough surface, in contrast to the smoothness
of the surounding area.
o Perennial Frost in a Crater on the Northern Plains
Carbon dioxide is not stable under summer conditions, so this is likely
a patch of water ice.
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 15 Oct 2014 02:07:56 PM PDT