[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)
Message-ID: <201211082252.qA8MqnEL026799_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

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

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