NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images - January 24, 2013


- Spring Fans http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_029577_0925

At high latitudes every winter carbon dioxide condenses from Mars' atmosphere onto the surface forming a seasonal polar cap.

- Beautiful Butterfly Crater (HiWish Granted Again) http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_029854_1890

This observation fulfills a HiWish request from a member of the public.

- Banded Bedrock in Terra Sabaea http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_030184_1585

The ridges or bright or dark lines that cut across the layers mark faults, places where the crust fractured and accommodated motions.

- Stone Circles http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_030222_1220

This image covers a region southeast of the giant Hellas impact basin, which has distinctive properties in THEMIS temperature images.

All of the HiRISE images are archived here:http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/

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.

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