The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been continuously taking images of Mars since its launch in 2005, with its latest dispatch this month containing an astounding 1,035 images.
While the MRO sends back photos every month, but this month is special as every 26 months the geometry of the planets offers a sweet spot for data return. As Mars is currently at opposition, or the Sun and Mars are on opposite sides of Earth’s sky, there is no obstruction of communications between the planets for a few weeks.
While taking these images, MRO is also informing scientists of the best possible future landing sites for landers such as ExoMars, InSight, and other NASA rovers. The orbiter is also keeping an eye out on the active processes occurring on the planet’s surface such as sand dunes, new impact events, and slope flows.
This is where the images can be found:
I would also like to add, there are a lot more than one thousand images total
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Just popped up on a bunch of news sits that NASA is going to make a live stream press conference about some "big" discovery on Mars today, I don't know what it is but what do you guys think? Think there blowing this to much out of proportion?
I personally don't mind them trying to get some hype around space exploration!! Almost wish it happens more often.
Have you guy's seen Nasa's campaign where you can sign up and have your name sent on a chip to Mars? Yes to bloody Mars, the red cold planet that looks like a cinnamon candy in space. Yes, for free. If you haven't check it out, you get to register only until september 8th.
REGISTER NOW FOLKS!