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NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images - February 12, 2014

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

- Viewing Dingo Gap http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_027834_1755
 
Curiosity (MSL) just passed through the gap, crossing over a dune that's visible from orbit.
 
- Bright Sediments on the Floor of Ladon Basin http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_034209_1605
 
Scientists think that the basin may have once filled with water before another channel to the north formed and drained it.
 
- Which Came First, the Yardang or the Platy Flow? http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_034255_1840
 
One of the great strengths of HiRISE is that its high resolution can help resolve interesting questions.
 
- Dunes Flying in Formation http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_034815_2035
 
What might migratory birds, World War II aircraft, and dunes on Mars have in common?
 
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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