[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - June 20, 2012
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:23:39 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
June 20, 2012
o Rough Surfaces in Deuteronilus Mensae
The objective of this observation is to examine what may be
formerly ice-rich terrain that has just lost ice to the atmosphere.
o Exploring Antoniadi Crater
Antoniadi Crater was identified, even prior to the MRO mission, as
a likely ancient lake (now dry) that was supplied by both surface
water and ground water.
o Ridges in Meridiani Planum
When terrain gets squeezed by geologic forces deep rocks sometimes
break and get pushed upwards forming raised wrinkles on the surface.
o Colorful Layers in Nili Fossae
This enhanced-color version of the central part of the HiRISE image
shows colorful layers that may contain carbonate minerals.
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 Thu 21 Jun 2012 05:23:39 PM PDT