HiRISE Picture of the Day: 27 February 2020
HiPOD features cutouts of select images from our catalog.
Olivine-Rich Terrain in Ganges Chasma

Olivine-Rich Terrain in Ganges Chasma
HiRISE has been striving to image locations that have high-resolution infrared spectral coverage by CRISM showing interesting mineralogy, but lacks HiRISE coverage to better interpret the geologic setting.

This image covers a location in which the mineral olivine was detected, and shows that the surface is ancient fractured bedrock, eroded by wind, and with a few wind-blown deposits.

ID: ESP_062930_1720
date: 30 December 2019
altitude: 269 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km