Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images – February 12, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
February 14, 2014
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Curiosity (MSL) just passed through the gap, crossing over a dune that’s visible from orbit.
– Bright Sediments on the Floor of Ladon Basin
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?
One of the great strengths of HiRISE is that its high resolution can help resolve interesting questions.
– Dunes Flying in Formation
What might migratory birds, World War II aircraft, and dunes on Mars have in common?
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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