[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - September 30, 2015
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:05:03 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
September 30, 2015
o Aeolian Features of Scandia Cavi
Winds likely blew from the northeast resulting in elongate
dunes with an asymmetric downwind point.
o The Ares 3 Landing Site: Where Science Fact Meets Fiction
Andy Weir, the author of "The Martian" had requested that we
take a picture of the Ares 3 landing site from his novel in
Acidalia Planitia, within driving distance from the Pathfinder
lander and Sojourner rover.
o From Ares 3 to Ares 4
Our image of a site in "The Martian" shows a flat region that is
entirely mantled by bright dust.
o All Along the Fractures
Within the spaces between the dunes, a resistant and highly fractured
surface is revealed.
o Western Edge of Marth Crater
This HiRISE image shows the nature of terrain that serves as a dramatic
background for a scene in "The Martian."
o Nested Channels near Hellas
We're not sure if this channel-inside-a-channel was carved by flowing
water or lava.
o Dynamic Mars
This scarp at the edge of the North Polar layered deposits of Mars is the
site of the most frequent frost avalanches seen by HiRISE.
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 30 Sep 2015 05:05:03 PM PDT