Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter @ Work!

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) continues to provide stunning images of the surface of The Red Planet as its conducts reconnaissance and exploration of Mars from orbit. One of the more interesting cameras aboard the MRO is the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment. The HiRISE camera is a 0.5 m reflecting telescope, the largest ever carried on a deep space mission, and has a resolution of 1 microradian (?rad), or 0.3 m from an altitude of 300 km.


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