Dec, 25, 2014

Mars for Everyone: The HiRise Imaging Project

Avalanche Monitoring at Steep North Polar Scarp of Original Discovery
   
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12/25/2014

Mars for Everyone: The HiRise Imaging Project

For ages, our stereotypical image of Mars has been a red desert: both the ancient Egyptian and Indian names, for example, refer to the planet’s red coloring, which stems from a extremely thin veneer of surface dust. An ongoing project of NASA and the University of Arizona, The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRise) reveals Mars like you’ve never seen it before, in part because the planet’s famous redness is nowhere to be found: the HiRise images are entirely in crisp, high-contrast black and white. The HiRise archive is constantly updated and fully accessible to the public: its website encourages the public to “Explore Mars, one giant image at a time.”

HiRise