Exploring the Sandy Province of Herschel Crater
HiRISE PICTURE OF THE DAY: 26 MAY 2024
Exploring the Sandy Province of Herschel Crater

While perhaps not awe-inspiringly beautiful, sand sheets can tell us about Mars’ current and past environmental conditions as a piece of the puzzle for understanding habitability.



HiRISE Instrument News
Since July 23, 2023, HiRISE observations have lacked data from the RED4 CCD due to a hardware issue, creating a gap in the middle of image products and reducing the color swath to 1 CCD width. We are investigating the hardware issue and may be able to acquire some RED4 data in the future.

A Look at a Steep North Polar Scarp
The image reveals relatively dark streaks down the steep slope, so landslide activity has already started in this area of Mars.