[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - March 9, 2016
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:30:34 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
March 9, 2016
o The Northwest Floor of Gale Crater
The light-toned deposits within the lobes of a small impact
crater might contain hydrated minerals.
o The Southern Floor of Gale Crater
An enigmatic deposit inside a small crater on the floor of Gale
Crater appears to have flowed into the crater from the south.
o The Dune Sea of Ganges Chasma
This image is at the eastern edge of a very large deposit of
wind-blown dust that occupies Ganges Chasma.
o Night Vision
This image was taken to look at seasonal frost in gullies during
southern winter on Mars, with the Sun only about two degrees over
the horizon, as opposed to the typical 15 degrees.
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 Tue 15 Mar 2016 04:30:34 PM PDT