Image Report Form
Name of teacher/student or class group:
- What HiRISE image did you choose to study?
the area that has been imaged by HiRISE. You
can do this by using some of the lower resolution Mars images*
for overviews. (For example, is it part of a valley, canyon system,
located in a crater, or near a volcano? If so, which one? Is it
located in the south polar region, is it equatorial?) What features
in the images provide clues to the type of setting? Why might
this be a good general area to look for evidence of water?
*Hint: There are many ways to do this.
- Easiest: Look at
the lower resolution zoomable map (located on the website below the
HiRISE Quest student challenge images) or the Context image map (located
below the selected HiRISE image.
- More challenging: Log in to our
image suggestion website and type in the latitude and longitude on
the front main page. Or you can click on an area on the colorful
Mars map to bring up a zoomable Mars map. Click the “gazetteer”and “grid” buttons
at the bottom of this map to see the lat/lon and place names added.
Challenging: You can also go to the login/image suggestion
website and type in the HiRISE Image ID number to bring up the
area of interest.
Use the pan/zoom feature on the HiRISE Quest image website
to zoom in and view the HiRISE image. Compare the HiRISE image at
its lowest resolution (lowest zoom level) with it’s highest
zoom level. Discuss what additional information zooming in
to the HiRISE image tells you about this location. What can
we see at highest zoom level that we couldn’t see at the lowest
What observations or clues in the HiRISE images and
their context lead you to think there may or may not have been
water at this location in the past? Why are they important
and what can they tell you?
Draw conclusions from your work. What have you learned?
new questions came up from working on this project? How
would you go about trying to answer these questions? Remember,
you can always make another suggestion, whether or not your
area of interest was taken already. We will continue to image
student suggestions, so keep them coming and keep looking
back on the website for your image!
May we have
your permission to post information in this report on our website? If you have suggested an image,
may we have your permission to post the teacher’s name, class,
school, location (town, state, country)? For example, with
your permission, we would like to add to the figure caption something
like: “this image was suggested by Mrs. Smith’s 6th
grade class, Saratoga Middle School, San Jose, CA as part of
the HIRISE Quest Spring 2007 Student challenge.” If we
post your suggestion or use material from this report, how
would you like your group cited?
very much for participating in our first HiRISE Quest Student
Challenge. So that we may improve future
HiRISE Quest Student Challenges, could you please take a few
minutes to tell us what you liked about this challenge? What
areas need improvement? Any other suggestions or