Blog / Martian Landscapes

The Big Picture from The Boston Globe is one of the best places online to find big high quality images of major events, war and sports. I have selected images taken by the NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the images are beautiful and look computer generated also the scale is really deceiving, I’m not sure if I’m looking at an area of 1000miles or 1mm.

“Since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. On board the MRO is HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has been photographing the planet for several years now at resolutions as fine as mere inches per pixel. Collected here is a group of images from HiRISE over the past few years, in either false color or grayscale, showing intricate details of landscapes both familiar and alien, from the surface of our neighboring planet, Mars.”
 

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/11/martian_landscapes.html