Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images: April 16, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
April 24, 2014
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– A Surprise Landslump in Melas Chasma

In one of our most recent images of this site, there was a surprise a new dark streak just down slope from recurring slope lineae.

– Equatorial Gullies on Mars

Although gullies are most common in the middle latitudes of Mars, they are also found in equatorial regions.

– A Big Block of Red Bedrock

These blocks could be ejecta from the ancient Hellas impact or other large impacts from billions of years ago.

– Curiosity Ready to Drill for Gold at the Kimberley

This new image of the Curiosity (MSL) shows the rover approaching one of many geologically young scarps that are of interest to scientists.

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.

SpaceRef staff editor.