miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2018

Exploring Meridiani Planum | NASA

Exploring Meridiani Planum | NASA

Exploring Meridiani Planum

Meridiani Planum on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has spent 13 years exploring a small region of Meridiani Planum which has a rather ordinary appearance as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
Other portions of Meridiani are much more interesting, with well-exposed layered bedrock eroded into strange patterns.
The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado. 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
The map below projected here at a scale of 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) per pixel.
[The original image scale is 54.1 centimeters (21.3 inches) per pixel (with 2 x 2 binning); objects on the order of 162 centimeters (63.8 inches) across are resolved.] North is up.

Meridiani Planum on Mars
Last Updated: May 2, 2018
Editor: Tony Greicius

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