NASA Releases Over A Thousand Photos Of Mars
Small Tributary Deposit and Transverse Aeolian Ridges in Nirgal Vallis Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
NASA's latest high resolution release consists of over a thousand images, transmitted from the red planet this month. This transmission was especially good, due to the fact that when Mars and the sun are on the opposites sides of the Earth it's easier to transmit larger files. I can' t help but be impressed by these ongoing image dumps.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiters images will help map potential landing sites for future landers, like the ExoMars program in a few months. The orbiters other duties include monitoring the climate, and surface of the red planet.