wondering about HiRise

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PostPosted: October 9, 2013 1:30 AM 

Just wondering how many people here are studying HiRise images. I finally bought a new puter and really spend a lot of time on those jpg2 images. What I have NOT noticed here is much interest in that mission. The images are FANTASTIC. I just have to learn how to crop them. There are archived images by the thousands that we can ponder while the government is shut down.

John Henry Dough

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PostPosted: October 10, 2013 7:28 AM 

I look at the tons I have with a nice program called HiView.

Old hard drives make good storage bins.

John Henry Dough

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PostPosted: October 16, 2013 11:49 AM 

a new one,,,,,

Dana Johnson

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PostPosted: October 22, 2013 2:54 PM 

Hope this few percent of the planet can be a beginning in the total mapping of the planet eventually, and at this resolution.


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PostPosted: January 23, 2014 10:31 AM 

Try this recent image from HiISE. This is a anaglyph combination, and has a very obvious and curious series of pit strings around topographic local features, undoubtedly as a series of craters at flow margins, with very degraded, broken rims. While many of the geology persons have claimed that rimmed craters should be viewed as impact clusters, this shows the influence of the local flows, erosion, and fissure expressions are all a related process.
The Cerberus Fossae has been claimed to be not just a hot semi-liquid process, but also a probable liquid (water?) influenced sequence as well. Does this sharply rimmed multitudinous series of related craters show only heat and melt, or is this a water or volatile powered geology process?
Is this only a thermal boundary set of features?
An anaglyph link to start a conversation here or on another topic perhaps?



Lat 7.6*, Lon 163.68* Nov. 2013

The site has been working lately.

Dana Johnson

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PostPosted: January 23, 2014 8:00 PM 

Another unusual HiRISE challenge to the assumptions of many is this display of possible recent volcanism with cones in the lower Vallis Marineris region at 12.74 Lat. and 297.194 Long.
We have only a few displays of recent subsurface heat sources on Mars.
Has anyone given this location a close study for small gullys or eruption of liquid? Possibly an area downslope shows erosion gully and runoff alterations?

Is recent tectonics involved in the location at Vallis Marineris and the prior entry at Cerberus Fossae?

From November 7, 2013.





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PostPosted: January 27, 2014 1:27 PM 

As you look at the recent online maps of the planet Mars, consider this related appearing system of geology from recent plotting of the U.S. seismic activity for the Midwest and the eastern coastal regions. Many claim that plate tectonics is not active on Mars in appearances, yet the obvious falsity is clear even in basic historical reference maps of seismic and volcanic features. While the view does not prove the similarity of causes, the differences have to be explained as a new system of expectations and causes not apparent to account for a denial to be valid.
From new publication in Science Now, January 23, 2014.


Possibly the future missions will resolve the similarities of active geology as more or less a paired system of planetary progression.
HiRISE detailing may also show the trail of water and glaciation throughout Mars history.

Dana Johnson

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PostPosted: January 27, 2014 1:54 PM 


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PostPosted: January 28, 2014 8:41 PM 

This similarly oriented product of rifting, oceanic spreading and tectonic release, gives under the Pacific ocean on Earth an Olympus Mons sized structure matching angles to the prior entry examples of 8 and 9. While the timing is differing, the power and orientations are a match.
HiRISE will give or deny the value of these types of observations as the images accumulate.


Image S1 at page 13-14.

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