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Mars Orbiter Takes Big Picture Approach

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Mars Orbiter Takes Big Picture Approach

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Mars Orbiter Takes Big Picture Approach

Mars Orbiter Takes Big Picture Approach

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Last Friday the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived safely into orbit around Mars. Among its tools are more powerful cameras than on previous orbiters. Future landing sites for exploration will be chosen from the pictures taken.

Guest:

Alfred McEwen, principal investigator, High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter; professor, planetary geology, lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona