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  • Frits Westra
    Mars orbiter sees rover, lander and even wheel tracks NASA/JPL NEWS RELEASE Posted: September 27, 2004 http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0409/27mgs/ NASA s Mars
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 29, 2004
      Mars orbiter sees rover, lander and even wheel tracks

      NASA/JPL NEWS RELEASE
      Posted: September 27, 2004

      http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0409/27mgs/

      NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, starting its third mission extension this
      week after seven years of orbiting Mars, is using an innovative technique
      to capture pictures even sharper than most of the more than 170,000 it has
      already produced.

      One dramatic example from the spacecraft's Mars Orbiter Camera shows wheel
      tracks of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and the rover itself.
      Another tells scientists that no boulders bigger than about 1 to 2 meters
      (3 to 7 feet) are exposed in giant ripples created by a catastrophic flood.

      In addition, about 24,000 newly catalogued images that Mars Global
      Surveyor took between October 2003 and March 2004 have been added to the
      Mars Orbiter Camera Image Gallery at http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/.
      These include additional pictures of the Mars Exploration Rover sites seen
      from orbit.

      © 2004 Pole Star Publications Ltd

      --[snip -- FULL article and pics at above URL]----
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