Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images – February 19, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
February 20, 2014
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– Recurring Slope Lineae in Coprates Chasma
These dark flows are abundant along the steep slopes of ancient bedrock in Coprates Chasma.
– Finding Faults in Melas Chasma
With enough images, scientists hope to reconstruct the full history of this area and uncover the origin of one of Mars’ most spectacular features.
– Chevrons on a Flow Surface in Marte Vallis
Sometimes larger surface areas that are thicker can behave like rafts that are dragged along by earlier lava flow.
We see no obvious signs of a very recent crater in our image, but a careful comparison to prior images might reveal subtle changes.
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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