HiWish is a program created by NASA so that anyone can suggest a place for the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to photograph. It was started in January 2010. The first images were released in April 2010. Below are a few of the images that have been released as of September 2010.
Possible glacier flowing down a valley and spreading out on a plain. Rectangle shows a portion that is enlarged in the next image.
Enlargement of the area in the rectangle in the previous image. This area would be called a moraine in an alpine glacier on Earth.
Well-developed hollows of concentric crater fill, as seen by HiRISE under the HiWish program.
Troughs to the East of Albor Tholus, as seen by HiRISE under the HiWish program.
Portion of a trough (Fossae) in Elysium Planitia, as seen by HiRISE under the HiWish program. Blue indicates probably seasonal frost.
To suggest a location for HiRISE to image visit the site at http://www.uahirise.org/hiwish
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