Fwd: Mars orbiter sees rover, lander and even wheel tracks
- Mars orbiter sees rover, lander and even wheel tracks
NASA/JPL NEWS RELEASE
Posted: September 27, 2004
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
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
© 2004 Pole Star Publications Ltd
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