[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images - January 27, 2016

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:00:52 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <201601290000.u0T00qFU027352_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

January 27, 2016

o Pit Crater near Elysium Mons

  Pit craters are simply sink holes in the ground with near vertical
  walls and floors that are only visible when the sun is high in the sky.

o A Tale of Two Flows

  We will need to study this image in more detail to understand how these
  flows have interacted with each other and what they can tell us about their composition.

o The Changing Sands

  These barchan dunes have been imaged at least five times already, and each time, a
  bit more movement is revealed.

o Jarosite in Noctis Labyrinthus

  The jarosite-bearing deposit observed here could indicate acidic aqueous conditions
  within a volcanic system in Noctis Labyrinthus.

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 28 Jan 2016 07:00:52 PM PST

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