[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: March 23, 2016
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:03:09 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
March 23, 2016
o Stratigraphy of Alluvial Fans in Saheki Crater
Some of the best-preserved alluvial fans on Mars are in
this area, which we've images many times previously.
o Old Salt
Just what is that "purplish" colored stuff with the polygonal
o Looking for Ice
At high latitudes, new impact craters often expose ice, which
appears bright in HiRISE enhanced-color images.
o Colorful Polar Layered Deposits
The North Polar layered deposits provide a record of recent climate
changes on Mars.
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 23 Mar 2016 06:03:09 PM PDT