Martian landscapes

November 7th, 2009

No, these aren’t some abstract paintings or some generative art, but photos from the surface of Mars. The NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting Mars since 2006 at a height approximately 300 km. The MRO has a very good camera on board: the HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has a resolution of a few inches per pixel. You can find more stunning photos at The Big Picture.

Martian landscapes

Martian landscapes

Martian landscapes

Martian landscapes

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  2. Buddhabamboo Says:

    I really wish these images had some reference to scale. Are the sand dunes 1000 feet high or 50 feet?

    Very beautiful pics!

    BB

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