[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: October 29, 2014

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:42:22 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201410292342.s9TNgMh6024391_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

October 29, 2014

o Which Way is Up?

  We have seen much evidence for lava flows in this region that
  flowed to much higher levels than the present surface, then
  deflated or drained away.

o Search for the Mars 2 Debris Field

  The Soviet Mars 2 lander was the first man-made object to touch
  the surface of the Red Planet when it crashed landed on 27 November 1971.

o Hardened Dunes in Arcadia Planitia

  There are several lines of evidence indicating that the dunes have
  become hardened into cohesive sediment or even into sandstone rock.

o Sand Sources Near Athabasca Valles

  This image shows a small channel cutting into young volcanic lavas in a
  region where massive catastrophic flooding took place in the relatively
  recent past.

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 29 Oct 2014 07:42:22 PM PDT

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