Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images: July 2, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
July 8, 2014
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– A Giant Cave on a Giant Volcano

From this digital terrain model, we can measure how much material drained out of the conical pit and so estimate how tall the debris pile is.

– Feathery Ridges

It is common for sand dunes to be covered in small ripples, often with different orientations that may be shaped by wind.

– A Revealing Landslide in Hebes Chasma

Exposures of layered rock like these are helpful in determining the types of geologic processes that have occurred at an area over time.

– An Impact Crater in Isidis Planitia

This location is also the site of an early candidate for location of the Beagle 2 lander based on an image from the Mars Global Surveyor.

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.