Moving Mass Material on a Mesa
NASA/JPL/UArizona
Moving Mass Material on a Mesa
ESP_036382_2255  Science Theme: Glacial/Periglacial Processes
This image appears to show some type of mass movement of material down the wall of a mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae. Also visible is an arc-shaped ridge at the end of the valley.

The ridge may be a moraine from a glacier. HiRISE may be able to see that the surface of the moraine is coarser than the material in front of the ridge.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team (narration: Tre Gibbs)  (18 June 2014)
 
Acquisition date
01 May 2014

Local Mars time
15:19

Latitude (centered)
45.183°

Longitude (East)
37.224°

Spacecraft altitude
299.8 km (186.4 miles)

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30.0 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~90 cm across are resolved

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25 cm/pixel and North is up

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0.4°

Phase angle
47.6°

Solar incidence angle
48°, with the Sun about 42° above the horizon

Solar longitude
124.2°, Northern Summer

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North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  351.2°
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POSTSCRIPT
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.