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The Boston Globe offers “The Big Picture” in their online version of Boston.com – Here’s an article I found back in November of 2009. Truly excellent and worth a few moments of your time, these pictures will change the way you think of Mars. You will be surprised. -Robert
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Since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. On board the MRO is HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has been photographing the planet for several years now at resolutions as fine as mere inches per pixel. Collected here is a group of images from HiRISE over the past few years, in either false color or grayscale, showing intricate details of landscapes both familiar and alien, from the surface of our neighboring planet, Mars. I invite you to take your time looking through these, imagining the settings – very cold, dry and distant, yet real. (35 photos total)

Click here to see the pictures.


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