[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - May 22, 2013
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 09:14:52 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
May 22, 2013
o Ice in a Chlorite-Bearing Escarpment in Northwest Hellas
The image was captured at the beginning of southern spring,
at a time period when south-facing escarpments still retain
ices deposited during the winter.
o How Did the Mound in Gale Crater Form?
Scientists have been wondering about the origin of the central
mound in Gale Crater since before Curiosity landed nearby.
o Ridges and a Valley with Flow Fronts
In this observation, we see heavily cratered terrain with deposits
that record Martian geologic history and stratigraphy.
o Eastern Valles Marineris Bedrock Stratigraphy and Falling Dunes
As with all dunes, wind regime, sediment supply, topography, and
climate are all important factors in where dunes form and persist.
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 23 May 2013 12:14:52 PM PDT