August 9, 2016 at 2:26 pm

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.

To check out the images released click The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.

If you like this post then you might want to check out my favorite all time NASA site The Apollo Image Library.  One of the best online NASA resources there is.