[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Images: May 18, 2016
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 16:11:58 -0700 (PDT)
MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER HIRISE IMAGES
May 18, 2016
o Bedrock Exposures on the Floor of Bakhuysen Crater
This image shows an exposure of bedrock on the floor of Bakhuysen
Crater, a 150-kilometer diameter impact crater in Noachis Terra.
o On the Shape of Impact Craters
The shape of a crater can depend on factors including the angle of
impact and the pre-impact slope and topography.
o Valley Networks in the Ancient Martian Highlands
The valley networks on Mars are terrains eroded by flowing water
billions of years ago.
o Frosted Dunes
Sand dunes cover much of this terrain, which has large boulders lying
on flat areas between the dunes.
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 Fri 20 May 2016 07:11:58 PM PDT