Monday, July 18, 2011

Mars Attacks!

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Not really. Just wanted to get you to look at another picture of Mars! So many angles. So many colors. So many formations.

Here's another shot courtesy of the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab's HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This week, we have a shot of Small Mounds in Chryse Planitia.

Small_Mounds_on_Chryse_Manitia.jpg

The suggested area in this observation is characterized by a group of cones, shield-like features, and round mounds. They are a few hundred meters to kilometers in diameter but their heights are unknown.

Possible explanations for their formation include sedimentary (mud) volcanism and magmatic volcanism. HiRISE data would be essential for distinguishing these hypotheses.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team (6 July 2011)

For more information about the HiRISE, click here.

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