HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science ExperimentThe University of Arizona

About Our Redesign and General Information

About Our Redesign
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We’ve completely redesigned the HiRISE Web site to focus more on our images. As such, it’s a radical departure from our previous site, so we’ve put together this page to address some aspects of the redesign.

When Does HiRISE Publish Images?
We usually publish new images on Wednesdays, and highlight these images on the front of our Web site. You can follow a separate link for new pictures as well as view our growing catalog.

Why Are Some Images Captioned and Others Not?
Our goal is to provide weekly images with captions, written by a science team member, to encourage discussion about how we interpret what we see in HiRISE images. However, due to time constraints, we can’t caption everything, although we’d love the opportunity to do so. An uncaptioned image isn’t any less scientifically compelling than a captioned one.

How Do I Find Your Previous Releases?
Instead of separating out our releases, we’ve combined what we publish into our Catalog, with the most recent releases first. You can do a keyword search to find something quickly; you can also select options from our extended search page to locate a range of images published on a given week.

I’m an Educator Looking for Outreach Materials
Educational and public outreach is an important part of HiRISE, and you can start with our Outreach page to find materials that you can use in the classroom. For more information, you can visit the Learning and Activities page maintained by Virginia Gulick, the official EPO contact for HiRISE and member of the science team. Our Zoomify link is also ideal for classroom environments or for others with slow connections who still want to see our terrific images without downloading any software.

Can Anyone Use Your Images?
Everyone is free to download our images and use them in press releases, reports, papers or on Web sites. We do ask for credit where possible, to read as such: Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Arizona.

Do I Have to Download the IAS Viewer to See Your JPEG2000 Images?
Because JPEG2000 images are so large, the IAS Viewer lets you view files without having to download to your computer. However, you can use other resources to accomplish this as well, which you can find here.

What Images Did HiRISE Release to the Planetary Data System (PDS)?
All of our images through orbit range 3099 have been released to the PDS; those previously unpublished on the HiRISE Web site are have been separated out for convenience that you can view here. For each image, there is a detailed PDS label link that contains detailed information about a particular observation.

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