Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lest we forget

Even though it seems like the Mars rovers get all the publicity, we shouldn't forget that there are still orbiting satellites sending home much information about Mars.  Images from the European Mars Express recently was used to create a detailed and striking Mars flyover video (see here if you haven't seen it elsewhere).

Another satellite that keeps going and going is the Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter, which has the HiRISE camera.  HiRISE keeps sending back scads of high resolution pictures.   One of the newest ones is shown below (explanation at this link).

That's an easy site to get lost in and explore Mars for hours, days, months...

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