New sharp pictures from Mars Orbiter

Posted on Monday, Oct 02 2006 @ 12:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken a few new high-res images of Mars.
New images from a low-altitude Mars satellite are giving scientists some of their most detailed glimpses yet of the surface of the Red Planet.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, or HiRISE, has beamed to Earth its first image of the Martian surface, revealing in never-seen-before clarity Ius Chasma, a complex floor that is part of the giant canyon system Valles Marineris.

Within moments of the image being beamed back, researchers said they had identified many boulders, craters and channels.
More details at MSNBC.


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