Astronomy



April 24, 2020

Researchers Spot a “Dragon” on Mars With High-Powered Camera

Since 2006, the University of Arizona’s HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) has been exploring the surface of Mars. Specifically, it’s spent a lot of time in the Melas Chasma, a canyon located in the planet’s enormous Valles Marineris. One image, in particular, of the canyon floor conjures up a familiar sight. It’s almost as if a dragon landed on Mars. Taken 160 miles (258 km)

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March 6, 2020

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Took a 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama Photo of Mars

Once again NASA is showing how new technology is allowing us to learn more than ever before about the environment of other planets. The space agency just published an incredible photo taken by its Curiosity rover, which has been roaming Mars since 2012. At a mind-blowing 1.8 billion pixels, the photo it captured is a highly detailed panorama that takes us closer to the surface of the Red Planet.

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