Images: Mars or bust

Images: Mars or bust

Summary: The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will study the Red Planet for evidence of water.

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TOPICS: Nasa / Space
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  • preparing the orbiter

    During testing of the craft, workers stabilize the crane holding one of the enormous billboard-size solar panels.

  • double the size

    This drawing illustrates that the newest Mars orbiter will be double the size of the satellites currently in operation around the Red Planet.

  • Newton Basin

    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will study the surface of Mars for water, including this meteor impact crater in the Newton Basin where frost can be seen on the walls and sand dunes on the floor.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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