Layered Materials in Low Albedo Region near Deepest Point of Crater
HiRISE PICTURE OF THE DAY: 27 FEBRUARY 2024

Near the Deepest Point

We acquired this image to study layered materials in a low albedo (light-reflective) region near deepest point of an unnamed impact crater north of the Becquerel Crater. There might be possible embedded craters here, which is interesting because the host crater is relatively young, and the layers could be lake sediments.



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.

Circular Sand Dunes
Sand dunes of many shapes and sizes are common on Mars. In this example the dunes are almost perfectly circular, which is unusual.