Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Some cool Mars news:

Mars Orbiters Prepare to Watch Phoenix Landing

Three robotic paparazzi orbiting the planet Mars are adjusting their flight paths to track an incoming NASA probe due to land on the red planet in late May.

The plan marks the first time that three orbiters will follow a landing on Mars and is expected to return an unprecedented level of coverage throughout the entry, descent, and landing of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on May 25.

HiRISE Captures Stunning Images of Mars Avalanches in Action

Magnificent images of avalanches of ice and rock in the northern polar regions of Mars have been captured by NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's (MRO) High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). These images are not of landslides that have happened in the past, they are actual Mars avalanches happening at the moment of observation.

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