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NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images – September 26, 2012

By SpaceRef Editor
October 1, 2012
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NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images – September 26, 2012

– Getting Luki

The central region of this crater consists of uplifted ancient bedrock with a great variety of rock types.

– Enigmatic Pits and Rises in Noctis Labyrinthus

All these features are indicative of the crust of Mars having been pulled apart, exposing the deep interior of the planet.

– Topography of a Flood Carved Channel

By examining the walls in such detail, we hope to understand the process by which the channel was carved.

– A Pedestal Crater in the Northern Mid-Latitudes

Pedestal craters are particularly interesting because some ice may still be present in the mesa, protected by the ejecta 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.