Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Martian Spy Satellite

As mentioned in August on Wohba, the camera test of the Mars Reconnoissance Orbiter went as planned, and it gives us a hint of the kind of images we're gonna see when it arrives at Mars next year...

- It snapped this image of our moon from 6 million miles away.

- It's going orbit Mars at a distance of 186 miles.

- 20,000 pixel by 60,000 pixel images of Mars - resolution to 1 meter.

If that's what we're sending to Mars, Top Men would love to see the images from the birds the military has orbiting our own Earth.


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