[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - November 7, 2012
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:52:48 -0800 (PST)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
November 7, 2012
o Topography of Moving Dunes in Nili Patera
Many HiRISE targets are imaged twice, close together in time, with
each image having a different viewing angle, allowing us to create a
digital elevation model, or DEM.
o The First Day of Southern Spring
Like the Earth, Mars is tilted on its axis, and the sun crosses the
equator twice each year. On Earth we call this the equinox.
o A New Impact Site
What's unusual about this site is that it isn't as dusty as most places
where new impacts are discovered.
o Compositionally Diverse Bedrock
Regolith, particulate fragmented rock and fine grained soils, generally
covers most of the surface of 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 Thu 08 Nov 2012 05:52:48 PM PST