The Massive Image: Mars' fractured floor beneath the dunes

The Big Picture: Mars' fractured surface underneath the dunes

The dune pictures Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter sends again to Earth helps NASA research erosion, wind, climate and motion of supplies on the pink planet. However this picture taken by the orbiter’s Excessive Decision Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) digital camera on July thirtieth exhibits the fractured floor beneath sand dunes extra prominently. In accordance with the company, the textured floor could possibly be bedrock that has cracks throughout resulting from excessive temperature modifications. Or, it could possibly be a sedimentary layer that developed fractured after it dried up. Both approach, NASA can use this photograph (among the many others that HiRISE took) to take a better take a look at the planet’s floor.

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