Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images – May 9, 2012

By SpaceRef Editor
May 10, 2012
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– Naar Crater

This impressive crater, that stretches well across the width of the HiRISE camera’s footprint, is notable for its sharp rim and steep walls.

– A Youthful Crater and Its Ejecta

Given the latitude and proximity to gullies on mesas and massifs in this region, there could also be mid-latitude-type gullies in this crater.

– Sculpting Dunes in Ganges Chasma

When dunes are located in a complex topographical area such a canyon, they become ideal candidates for detecting changes to their shapes and sizes over time.

– Frosted Ground in the Southern Hemisphere in Late Fall

Mars is very different from Earth in that its main atmospheric component can condense onto the surface.

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.