A Crater on a Crater Wall
HiRISE PICTURE OF THE DAY: 23 JUNE 2024
A Crater on a Crater Wall

Dark, blocky ejecta from the smaller crater has flowed downhill (to the west) toward the floor of the larger crater. Understanding the emplacement of such ejecta on steep hills is an area of ongoing research.



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.