[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: January 13, 2016
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:20:22 -0800 (PST)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
January 13, 2016
o Erosion and Deposition in Schaeberle Crater
This image shows a window into the history of the crater's
fill deposit, showcasing eroding bedrock and aeolian landforms.
o Ancient Rivers
Early in Martian history, liquid water energetically carved the
surface, forming channel systems that look remarkably similar to river
valleys and drainage networks on Earth.
o Mars 2020 Candidate Landing Site in McLaughlin Crater
McLaughlin Crater straddles three major terrain types: the Northern
lowlands, the Southern highlands and the Mawrth Vallis region.
o A Young, Fresh Crater in Hellespontus
At 1.3 kilometers in diameter, this unnamed crater is only slightly larger
than Arizona's Meteor Crater.
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 13 Jan 2016 07:20:22 PM PST