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The Best of MRO’s HiRISE Images

The Red Planet has the unfortunate reputation of being boring or uninteresting. I, for one, will admit that the planet doesn’t hold my interest in the same way as the Saturnian moon, Titan does. Lakes of liquid methane and ethane (with gasoline rain) trump the seemingly desolate planet of Mars anyway. (Though I appreciate the plethora of information we have access to thanks to exploration of Mars, which could revolutionize our understanding of our own planet.) With that said, the HiRISE camera on-board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured some spectacular images of Mars recently, revealing tons of interesting features that make the planet much, much more fascinating aesthetically. This camera is the most powerful of the most powerful, capable of capturing the surface of the planet in unprecedented resolution.

Here, we have put together a collage of our favorites, with brief descriptions of exactly what we are looking at. (and the approximate location of each region): http://bit.ly/1iaDr1s

The Best of MRO’s HiRISE Images

The Red Planet has the unfortunate reputation of being boring or uninteresting. I, for one, will admit that the planet doesn’t hold my interest in the same way as the Saturnian moon, Titan does. Lakes of liquid methane and ethane (with gasoline rain) trump the seemingly desolate planet of Mars anyway. (Though I appreciate the plethora of information we have access to thanks to exploration of Mars, which could revolutionize our understanding of our own planet.) With that said, the HiRISE camera on-board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured some spectacular images of Mars recently, revealing tons of interesting features that make the planet much, much more fascinating aesthetically. This camera is the most powerful of the most powerful, capable of capturing the surface of the planet in unprecedented resolution.

Here, we have put together a collage of our favorites, with brief descriptions of exactly what we are looking at. (and the approximate location of each region): http://bit.ly/1iaDr1s

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