Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images: August 13, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
August 25, 2014
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– Glaciation at the Eastern Hellas Margin
Hellas Crater in the ancient highlands contains some of the clearest evidence on Mars for glacial processes.
– The Side of Chasma Boreale
Comparing images like this to those taken in previous years and in different seasons allows a more accurate understanding of current surface processes on the Red Planet.
– An Irregular, Upright Boulder
The trail has a odd repeating pattern, as if the boulder couldn’t roll straight due to its shape.
The shapes of these regions are unusual, and the association with cones suggest that the cones were source vents for local lava flows.
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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