Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: First Pictures

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MacSA, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. MacSA macrumors 68000

    MacSA

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    Some of the first images from the spacecrafts low altitude science orbit are available.

    http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/HiRISE/hirise_images/

    http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/

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    http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/gallery/press/20061006c/rover-color-close-up2-annot.jpg

    Showing its capability, HiRISE reveals the Opportunity rover near the rim of Victoria Crater in Meridiani Planum, as well as its shadow on the Martian surface and wheel tracks in the Martian soil behind it. The HiRISE image also reveals eroded segments of the crater rim and other landscape features in great detail.

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  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Saw those pics several days ago. The MRO is awesome. :D
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Some truly amazing pictures MacSA, thanks for sharing them with us. :)
     

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