Why We All Love HiRISE

Article written: 8 Oct , 2009
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015

My description of this image: “Holy moly — what a gorgeous shot!” NASA’s description of this image: “Layers in the lower portion of two neighboring buttes within the Noctis Labyrinthus formation on Mars are visible in this image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.”

Absolutely beautiful. Click the image for access to larger versions. ‘Nuf said.

Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.


2 Responses

  1. SuperKevin says

    Favorite shot from HiRISE so far, keep them coming 😉

  2. Torbjorn Larsson OM says

    “See, but not touch.”

    Aw, when will we grow up and get out of this house finally?

    (OK, the solar system is _not_ greener elsewhere. But what is wrong with that lovely blue landscape?)

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