[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - August 3, 2011
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:48:44 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
August 3, 2011
o The Western Edge of a Layered Mound in Juventae Chasma
The CRISM instrument on MRO has detected high sulfates at the
base of this mound, and the resolution power of HiRISE gives us a
better look at the area's morphology.
o Striated Highlands near Claritas Rupes
These striated highlands are probably the result of what is termed
"mass wasting" when material higher up collapses and flows downslope.
o Crater Rim with Bedrock Layers and Gullies
This observation reveals some of the materials that have largely
filled the crater.
o Slope of Gale Crater above MSL Landing Site
It is possible that hydrothermal deposits formed here in
association with the creation and cooling of Gale Crater billions
of years ago.
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 03 Aug 2011 07:48:44 PM PDT