NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Images - November 28, 2012


image - Stunning Landscape Near Mamers Valles http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_028313_2220

This region of Mars has been long studied for its evidence of glacial-like flow features.

- Layers in Northeast Sinus Meridiani http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_028353_1815

Images like this will allow us to compare these layers with other layers, such study will shed light on the past environment of Mars.

- Martian Mlange http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_029484_1670

These warm, enhanced colors are due to minerals altered by water, whereas the blue and green colors are from unaltered minerals such as olivine and pyroxene.

All of the HiRISE images are archived here: http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/

Information about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is online at http://www.nasa.gov/mro. 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.

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