NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images - November 28, 2012

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012

image - Stunning Landscape Near Mamers Valles

This region of Mars has been long studied for its evidence of glacial-like flow features.

- Layers in Northeast Sinus Meridiani

Images like this will allow us to compare these layers with other layers, such study will shed light on the past environment of Mars.

- Martian Mlange

These warm, enhanced colors are due to minerals altered by water, whereas the blue and green colors are from unaltered minerals such as olivine and pyroxene.

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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