Bouldery PlainsSometimes we see a field of boulders rather than…

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. 

Molokini is a small, uninhabited islet located between the…

Molokini is a small, uninhabited islet located between the Hawaiian Islands of Maui and Kahoolawe. It is formed by a crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater roughly 0.4 miles (0.6 km) in diameter. A lush reef inside the Molokini Crater is home to about 250 species of fish, making it a popular destination for scuba divers and snorkelers.

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20°37’55.8″N, 156°29’46.2″W

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

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