HiPOD: 10 March 2019
Bouldery Plains

Bouldery Plains
Sometimes we see a field of boulders rather than bedrock, as in this image.

Note: HiRISE has not been allowed to acquire off-nadir targeted observations for a couple of months due to MRO spacecraft issues, so many high-priority science objectives are on hold. What can be usefully accomplished in nadir mode is sampling of various terrains. Especially interesting are bedrock exposures, which provide information about the geologic history of Mars.



ID: ESP_054658_1495
date: 25 March 2018
altitude: 256 km
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NASA/JPL/UArizona
Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km