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NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images - September 5, 2012

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012

- Stratigraphy in Crommelin Crater

Crommelin Crater in northwest Meridiani Planum is a large structure which contains light-toned material with layered and stepped buttes.

- Sediments inside Aram Crater

Aram Chaos is characterized by chaotic terrains overlain by approximately 900 meters of sediments within the 280 kilometer diameter Aram Crater.

- Lava Flow Front in Elysium Planitia

This rough lava is surrounded by smoother lava with abundant inflation features.

- Bits and Pieces...

Curiosity's sky crane impact disturbed bright dust, revealing the darker rocky substrate.

All of the HiRISE images are archived here:

Information about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is online at 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.

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