Detailed Martian Scenes in New Images from Mars Orbiter

Northern hemisphere gullies on west-facing crater slope, Mars This image shows the west-facing side of an impact crater in the mid-latitudes of Mars' northern hemisphere. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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June 09, 2010

Six hundred recent observations of the Mars landscape from an orbiting telescopic camera include scenes of sinuous gullies, geometrical ridges and steep cliffs.

Each of the 600 newly released observations from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers an area of several square miles on Mars and reveals details as small as desks.

The HiRISE images taken from April 5 to May 6, 2010, are now available on NASA's Planetary Data System and the camera team's website.

The camera is one of six instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which reached Mars in 2006. For more information about the mission, see http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/.

Guy Webster (818) 354-6278
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov

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Polygonal ridge in Gordii Dorsum region, Mars

This image from the Gordii Dorsum region of Mars shows a large area covered with polygonal ridges in an almost geometric pattern. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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