Status Report

NASA MRO HiRISE Images: June 18, 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
June 20, 2014
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– Sand Dune Catch and Release

Sand dunes within within craters, raise the question: do they form from sandy materials within the craters, or are they traps for dunes traveling in their path?

– Waiting for Dust Devils

Dust devils are identified in images both by their cloudy form and the shadow their cloud casts on the surface.

– Moving Mass Material on a Mesa

This observation appears to show some type of mass movement of material down the wall of a mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae.

– Blockfall on the North Polar Layered Deposits

The slope in this image is steep and fractured, and a large chunk of dusty ice has tumbled down and broken apart.

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.