HiRISE Highlights

A collection of the best images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Posted by Kirk on 13 October 2015

I was just thinking that I have to write an article on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the fantastic images from the HiRISE camera onboard. So I checked out the HiRISE website and Universe Today only to be blown away by the images that are on offer.

Victoria Crater An Oblique View of Victoria Crater Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Firstly this older image of Victoria Crater. This is an oblique view of Victoria, the crater that MER rover Opportunity studied for over a year. Here, the image has been rotated so that we are looking east, with MRO pointed 22 degrees east of straight down, so it is comparable to a view from an airplane window. Some of the rover tracks are still visible to the north of the crater (left side of the image).

Now the rest of the images I'm about to share with you are from the latest image releases from HiRISE site this month.

Steep North Polar Peripheral Scarp "steep north polar peripheral scarp." Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Nili Patera "Nili Patera" Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Scalloped Surface in Utopia Region "scalloped surface in Utopia region" Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Gullied Crater Wall "gullied crater wall" Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Active Dune Gullies in Kaiser Crater "active dune gullies in Kaiser crater" Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Dark-capped Plain and Hills in Western Arabia Region Intercrater terrain "dark-capped plain and hills in western Arabia region intercrater terrain" Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona



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