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NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images – September 18, 2013

By SpaceRef Editor
September 18, 2013
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September 18, 2013

o Sinuous Ridge Cutting Across Geologic Units of the Medusae Fossae Formation

At this location is an exceptionally long sinuous ridge, possibly an inverted fluvial feature.

o Martian Glaciers and Brain Terrain

This strange-looking surface might be related to flow of the ice, but we still don’t have an definite explanation for this mystery.

o Two Generations of Windblown Sediments

This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

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.