Thursday, February 18, 2010

New from HiRISE: An Enhanced 3-D Image of Martian Mojave Crater

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 5:31 PM

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  • NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

A new twist on the images snapped by the UA's HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: An enhanced 3-D image of the Mojave Crater on Mars:

The vertical dimension is exaggerated three-fold compared with horizontal dimensions in the synthesized images of a portion of the crater's wall. The resulting images look like the view from a low-altitude aircraft. They reflect one use of digital modeling derived from two observations by the orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera.

This enhanced view shows material that has ponded and is backed up behind massive blocks of bedrock in the crater's terrace walls. Hundreds of Martian impact craters have similar ponding with pitted surfaces. Scientists believe these "pitted ponds" are created when material melted by the crater-causing impacts is captured behind the wall terraces.

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