Saturday, March 25, 2006

Mars Recon Orbiter First Photo

NASA released the first photo of the Martian surface sent by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The photo was taken last March 24 using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) and shows the Martian landscape at an altitude of 2,489 kilometers. Resolution is at 2.49 meters per pixel. MRO, launched last August 12, 2005, began orbiting Mars on March 10.

Photo from NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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