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NASA Releases Thousands of New Mars Images

This week NASA began releasing more than 1500 high resolution images taken from the HiRISE camera on their Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Each image covers a strip of Martian landscape 6 kilometers wide showing details as small as 1 meter across.

Continue reading for my favorites of the batch. Some of these are simply stunning!

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The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been studying Mars with an advanced set of instruments since 2006. It has returned more data about the planet than all other past and current missions to Mars combined.

[HiRISE Full Catalog]

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Benjamin Grundy started Mysterious Universe back in 2006. Every week he researches the fortean world and puts together the weekly free MU podcast, extended podcast and Plus + podcast alongside Aaron Wright.

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