Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images: March 26, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
March 31, 2014
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– A Dark-Toned, Pitted Mound in a Crater in Northeast Arabia Terra

This fascinating observation shows us a dark-toned mound with pits inside an impact crater. Are these pits the result of sublimation?

– A Large, Banded Angular Fragment in Nili Fossae

HiRISE images of similar fragments nearby also show this banding, and the resolution of our camera may help determine what these layers are.

– An Unusual Mound

With its cracked, blistery appearance, this mound near the center of a very large crater poses an interesting question: how did this form?

– Bedrock in a Trough in Asimov Crater

The crater appears to have been completely filled by a thick sequence of materials, perhaps including sediments and lava flows.

All of the HiRISE images are archived here:

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images: March 26, 2014space and Technologies Corp., of Boulder, Colo., built the HiRISE instrument.

SpaceRef staff editor.