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Fraser
2004-Feb-18, 10:33 PM
SUMMARY: The latest image released from the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft is of Kasei Vallis; one of the largest outflow channels on Mars. The image was taken using the spacecraft's High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) while it was cruising above the planet at an altitude of 272 km. It's believed that the outflow channel was carved by glaciers, or the bursting of subterranean lakes which were dammed by glaciers. Operators had a difficult time building a true-colour image from this photograph because of all the dust and haze in the atmosphere at the time.

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Nick4
2004-Feb-19, 09:50 PM
I think it is rilly futurestic that we have rovers on other planets than ours. B)