Not Just A Red Planet


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Every month, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), launched in 2005, sends images back to Earth.

A recent batch of more than 1,000 photographs coincided with the Martian equinox when the sun shone directly onto the planet’s equator, revealing clear views of a surprisingly diverse, multicoloured terrain normally shrouded in darkness.

View the complete image set here.


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12 thoughts on “Not Just A Red Planet

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          Nothing to do with that Jeff Wayne incident involving green gas and a fantastic soundtrack?

  1. ironcorona

    I’m pretty sure that the hirise camera produces false colour. This isn’t the way it would look to the eye, which would be reddish.

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