[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - February 5, 2014
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 10:38:51 -0800 (PST)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
February 5, 2014
o Channels in Phlegra Montes
Also visible in a Context Camera image, pictures like this can
help us understand the fluvial and climate history of ancient Mars.
o Fall Frost Accumulation on Russell Crater Dunes
Russell Crater dunes are a favorite target for HiRISE not only
because of their incredible beauty, but for how we can measure the
accumulation of frost year after year.
o A Spectacular New Impact Crater and Its Ejecta
This beautiful image shows a large, rayed blast zone around a 30-meter
diameter crater, probably formed between 2010 and 2012.
o Squiggly Sand Dunes
It is now late Northern spring on Mars, so the Southern middle latitudes
get very low-sun illumination that accentuates subtle topography.
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 05 Feb 2014 01:38:51 PM PST