New Hi-Res Color Images of Mars Released

Hi-Res Color Images of Mars
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Gullies across the Martian surface resemble Earthly mountain ranges in this high-resolution color image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera.

In addition to searching for possible landing sites for a new Mars rover, NASA scientists hope to use the detailed color images to study Martian geology and provide data for more detailed maps of the minerals and soil types on the red planet.

"The images we're releasing today [October 10, 2007] include views of some of the most interesting and compositionally diverse areas on the planet," HiRISE principal investigator McEwen said in a press release.

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—Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
 
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