View Full Version : Mars Gets Bombarded by 200 Small Asteroids and Comets Every Year

2013-May-15, 08:10 PM
One of the benefits of having a spacecraft in orbit around another planet for several years is the ability to make long-term observations and interpretations. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting Mars for over seven years now, and by studying before-and-after images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera, scientists have been [...]

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2013-May-15, 08:18 PM
Yikes. :surprised:

That puts a dent (pardon the pun) in my hopes for colonization. :shifty: