Tag Archives: HiRISE

HiRISE: Mysterious features on crater floor

Mysterious! These interesting-looking features are on the floor of crater near Amazonis Mensa. They might be wind-driven erosional features. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Impact crater near Tempe Terra

An impact crater near Tempe Terra. Despite this crater likely being extremely old and filled-in with material, we can still see its ejecta blanket. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Channels in Syria Planum

Channels in Syria Planum. The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of a curved channel with levees. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Gullies and crevasses on a mesa

Gullies and crevasses on a mesa. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Monitoring frost in Raga Crater

Monitoring frost in Raga Crater. We’re watching frost up-slope from known new gully flows in Raga. These appear to be distinct from recurring slope lineae we’ve seen in other craters. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Crater in the aureole of Pavonis Mons

A crater in the aureole of Pavonis Mons. This is an unusual crater in the Pavonis Mons aureole, possibly a glacial deposit. It appears to have secondaries or textured ejecta (sign of freshness), but is mostly infilled. It also has … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dune field in a crater near Iaxartes Tholus

A dune field in a crater near Iaxartes Tholus. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Pitted material and mounds

Pitted material and mounds in Chryse Planitia. This rough-looking material has many meter-length pits. What exactly is this stuff? Chryse Planitia shows evidence of water erosion in the past, and is the bottom end for many outflow channels from the southern … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ridges in Terra Sabaea crater

Ridges in Terra Sabaea. The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of ridges on a crater floor.  They may represent inverted terrain. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Shadowed gullies in Dunkasa Crater

Hide all you want, gullies! That shadow of Dunkasa Crater is no match for us, especially when we can use Photoshop to bring out your enhanced colors. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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