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Fraser
2006-Dec-05, 01:52 AM
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is peering down at spacecraft on the surface of Mars again. This time it's turning its optics on the Spirit Rover and the two Viking Landers that reached the surface of Mars in 1976. Scientists understand the terrain from ground level, so these high resolution images will help them understand the context of what the rovers and landers see around them. The view is so detailed that scientists can identify specific rocks that were seen by the Viking landers more than 30 years ago.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/12/04/nasas-spirit-rover-from-space/)

Ray Bingham
2006-Dec-07, 12:35 AM
With this kind of photography now will we go back and look for the missing lander that they thought they found a couple of months ago. Sure should be able to see a parachute spread out all over the surface if they can identify a single rock now.