[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - May 15, 2013

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 15:00:23 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201305152200.r4FM0Nss009919_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

May 15, 2013

o Seasonal Flows in Palikir Crater

  Palikir Crater, which sits inside the much large Newton crater,
  contains thousands of individual flows called "Recurring Slope
  Linea", or RSL.

o Polygonal Dunes

  Polygons are of great interest because they often indicate the
  presence of shallow ice or of desiccation such as in a mud flat.

o Dust Devil Tracks and Slope Streaks on Martian Sand Dunes

  This observation shows a sand dune field in the Nili Fossae region
  of Mars. The dark lines swirling over the surface of the dunes are
  the tracks of dust devils.

o A Possible Landing Site for NASA

  HiRISE has become an invaluable tool for other Mars missions to help
  select landing sites that are safe and scientifically compelling.

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 15 May 2013 06:00:23 PM PDT

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