View Full Version : Flood of New Hi-Resolution Mars Images Released

2006-Nov-29, 07:43 PM
NASA's newest visitor to the Red Planet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, has been taking a torrent of photographs at the highest resolution ever captured. The spacecraft's High Resolution Science Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) has taken almost 100 images since its main science mission began on November 7. The image with this story shows sculptured sand dunes inside Russell Crater on Mars, but an 15 additional images are featured on the HiRISE website.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/11/29/flood-of-new-hi-resolution-mars-images-released/)

Don Alexander
2006-Nov-29, 10:08 PM
Is anyone else having problems downloading the full-resolution JP2 images??

John Mendenhall
2006-Nov-30, 03:13 PM
No problems, using Dell Optiplex GX620 and flat panel display.

2006-Nov-30, 03:18 PM
They take a longish time to download, but look fabulous.
Because of the long download time, my lazy side is willing to wait for other people to identify cool small portions of the files and cut and paste them.

2006-Nov-30, 03:22 PM
I'd recommend the Unmanned Spaceflight Forum (http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showforum=16) as a good place to look for "cool" images. The folks there are really into the Mars missions (more the rovers up until this point, but then we didn't have MRO before).

2006-Nov-30, 03:22 PM
the JP2's were broken shortly after they went live - but they have since been fixed. A few of us over at UMSF are using this - http://openev.sourceforge.net/ as recommended by Emily - and it really REALLY makes viewing the 1 Gigapixel+ images 'doable'


2006-Nov-30, 06:21 PM
The wonderful Ms. Emily has a nice selection. (http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00000782/)