[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: July 24, 2013
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:02:10 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
July 24, 2013
o Utopia Planitia
Under the proper climate conditions, ice may form and
seasonally accumulate in a honeycomb network of vertical
fractures that appear when ice-rich soil contracts each winter.
o A Unique View of Curiosity Rover in Yellowknife Bay
The rover is now driving south towards the large mound in Gale
Crater officially named Aeolis Mons and also called "Mount Sharp."
o Ice Deposition and Loss in an Impact Crater in Utopia Basin
From what we see in this observation, a lot has happened to modify
the appearance of the crater since it was formed.
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 24 Jul 2013 03:02:10 PM PDT