Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images – May 30, 2012

By SpaceRef Editor
May 31, 2012
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– Near the Mouth of Morava Valles

Morava Valles drained Ladon Basin and discharged towards the large regions of chaotic terrain near the head of Ares Valles.

– Landforms Near Grota Valles

The landforms in this observation are quite diverse with surrounding terrain that has been eroded by some fluid, either water or lava.

– Streamlined Hills in Elysium Planitia

In this location, the cover of wind-blown sand and the effect of many small impact craters has erased such obvious indicators of lava.

– Different Materials Exposed along a Wallrock Slope in Coprates Chasma

The bright massive rocks exposed in the wallrock likely represent weathered rocks that have altered to this brighter material.

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.