Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images: January 29, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
February 1, 2014
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– RSLs and Colorful Fans along Coprates Chasma Ridge

This site along a Coprates Chasma ridge shows what are called recurring slope lineae, or RSL.

– Sinuous Ridges and Meanders

These ridges are thought to be old river channels, but wind erosion has created inverted topography.

– High-Altitude Clouds on Mars

The standard color images for this observation look really weird, because what we’re seeing are thin condensate clouds moving relative to surface features.

– A Landing Site in Ladon Vallis

One of the important tasks HiRISE has is to image potential landing sites for future rovers.

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.