miércoles, 31 de mayo de 2017

MARAVILLAS MARCIANAS 12 | SAKARA MARCIANO || Erosion of the Edge of the South Polar Layered Deposits | NASA

Erosion of the Edge of the South Polar Layered Deposits | NASA

Erosion of the Edge 

of the South Polar 

Layered Deposits

Small ripples in Her Desher Vallis
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows small ripples, about 10 meters apart, located in Her Desher Vallis. Her Desher is a small channel that shows evidence of phyllosilicates -- silicates with a sheet-like structure, such as clay minerals.
Much larger images of this area show that Her Desher Vallis appears isolated, with no obvious connections to craters or larger valleys. Her Desher, the ancient Egyptian name for Mars, translates to "the Red One."
This is a stereo pair with ESP_013771_1550.
The map is projected here at a scale of 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) per pixel. [The original image scale is 55.8 centimeters (21.9 inches) per pixel (with 2 x 2 binning); objects on the order of 167 centimeters (65.7 inches) across are resolved. North is up.
The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
Last Updated: May 30, 2017
Editor: Tony Greicius

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