NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images: January 9, 2014

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

- Rippled Surfaces on a Slope in Coloe Fossae

The rippled surfaces here are a stark contrast to the fretted terrain on the valley floor.

- Banded Ridges in Hellas

These sorts of bands suggest that the surface material has flowed and twisted viscously like taffy.

- The Obliquity of Mars (Periodic Bedding in Tithonium Chasma)

Do these layers do record ancient obliquity-driven climate change on Mars?

- Curiosity Trekking

In this most recent image of the MSL rover, the tracks are visible from Yellowknife Bay to its location several kilometers to the southwest.

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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