Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Mars: Those Sleek Dunes | NASA MRO





Observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), approximately 252 kilometers above the surface. Enhanced color image is less than 1 kilometer across. This image was acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) instrument.

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.

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Image Date: December 2016
Release Date: May 9, 2017


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