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Fraser
2004-Jan-19, 05:39 PM
SUMMARY: Even though it hasn't reached its final operating orbit, the European Space Agency's Mars Express has delivered some amazing images of the surface of Mars. This featured image shows a portion of the Martian Grand Canyon, called Valles Marineris, from two perspectives. It's the first image to show the surface of Mars with such high resolution, in colour, and in 3D. Although it has so far failed to make contact with Beagle 2, the spacecraft will have several more opportunities when the lander goes into a special communications mode where it attempts to communicate constantly throughout the Martian day.

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tycho1981
2004-Jan-19, 06:08 PM
very beautiful photo, never seen before! :D

Victoria
2004-Jan-20, 12:32 AM
Call in the topographer! :D Awesome detail!

Russy
2004-Jan-20, 12:35 AM
I sure would like this as a wallpaper (hint, hint, hint).

Fraser
2004-Jan-20, 01:03 AM
Done. :-) I'll set it up for tomorrow.