Status Report

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images – October 24, 2012

By SpaceRef Editor
October 26, 2012
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– Gullied Crater Walls in Terra Cimmeria

This is within the latitude zone on Mars where volatiles such as water and carbon-dioxide undergo seasonal activity such as sublimation and deposition.

– The Color Palette of Nilosyrtis Mensae

The region of Mars north of the Syrtis Major volcanics and the Isidis impact basin has well-exposed bedrock with diverse compositions.

– Eye of the Beholder

Nilosyrtis Mensae is an ancient terrain with a wonderful variety of landforms and rock types.

– Lava Flows in Daedalia Planum

To the southwest of Arsia Mons in Daedalia Planum, wide lava flow units emanating from the volcano coalesce to form a vast volcanic plain.

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.