Thursday, August 04, 2005

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mark your calendars - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launches on August 8th. Why is this cool? It's all about the resolution. This baby is gonna give us some hi-res shots of Mars. Like 20,000 pixels by 60,000 pixels! Wohba!

It's gonna grab some shots of our Moon (among other things) to warm up, on its way out of town. It'll start those on Sept. 8, 2005. It won't get to Mars until November 2006.

They're setting up a web site now so we all get to see pictures hot off the press and actually make requests for what we'd like to see.

Top Men will keep you informed.


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