NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Imagery Release 6 February 2008


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Onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the HiRISE camera offers unprecedented image quality, giving us a view of the Red Planet in a way never before seen. It's the most powerful camera ever to leave Earth's orbit.

Steve Halla's class at Leap Academy Charter High School in Camden, NJ, suggested this image, a region near the intersection of Elysium Chasma and Hyblaeus Chasma. The class suggested that seeing a cross-section of Hyblaeus Chasma in the walls of Elysium Chasma might shed light on the mechanism(s) that formed it.

Terby Crater
Terby Crater
As a possible landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory, Terby Crater was blasted into the northern rim of the gargantuan Hellas Basin by either an asteroid or comet impact.
 
Textured Surface in the Southern Part of Trumpler Crater
Textured Surface in the Southern Part of Trumpler Crater
The surface is mantled by a deposit that is postulated to be largely a mix of dust and ice.
 
Small Cones North of Olympus Mons
Small Cones North of Olympus Mons
Cones similar to these are found atop the freshest lava flows on Mars in Athabasca Valles.
 
Wrinkle Ridge in Solis Planum
Wrinkle Ridge in Solis Planum
This ridge is located in the Thaumasia region of Mars, a high-elevation volcanic plain located south of Valles Marineris.
 
HiRISE Student Image of the Week: Intersection of Hyblaeus and Elysium Chasmata
HiRISE Student Image of the Week: Intersection of Hyblaeus and Elysium Chasmata
Steve Halla's class at Leap Academy Charter High School in Camden, NJ, suggested this image, a region near the intersection of Elysium Chasma and Hyblaeus Chasma.
 

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