Imaging Mars

The first set of images from MRO, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are appearing online.

This is from the Vallis Marineris region, the 3,000-mile long tectonic rift valley. Think Grand Canyon, but stretching from coast to coast and a whole lot deeper.

MRO also imaged where the rover Opportunity landed:

Good to see orbital spy technology being put to peaceful use.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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2 Responses to Imaging Mars

  1. KiwiNomad06 says:

    These photos are really amazing… thanks for posting them!

  2. KiwiNomad06 says:

    We are going to be doing a space study at school next year… I am taking note now of all the websites you are linking to!

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