[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - May 1, 2013
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 14:42:52 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
May 1, 2013
o Olivine-Bearing Dune Fields and Wall Rock in Coprates Chasma
Olivine is highly susceptible to weathering by aqueous processes
indicating these dunes and the wall debris formed after any such activity.
o Sedimentary Bedrock Diversity in Terby Crater
Terby Crater, sitting on the northern rim of Hellas Basin, has been filled
by sedimentary deposits, perhaps deposited by or in water.
o Mystery Martian Morphology of the Month
This image covers many shallow irregular pits with raised rims, concentrated
along ridges and other topographic features. How did these odd features form?
o Watch for Falling Rocks!
When boulders roll down a dusty Martian slope, they can leave long, dotted
tracks behind on the slope surface.
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 01 May 2013 05:42:52 PM PDT