View Full Version : First High Res Images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

2006-Oct-02, 06:23 PM
Now in its final science mapping orbit, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is sending back some of the highest resolution images ever taken of the Red Planet. The images are so sharp, they show objects and features approximately 1 metre (3 feet) across. In addition to its high resolution camera, the spacecraft is equipped with a mineral-mapping spectrometer, a ground-penetrating radar, and a context camera for viewing large swaths of the planet.

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