Mars: The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars since 2006. Onboard the spacecraft is the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera, led by Professor Alfred McEwen from the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The HiRISE camera can image features as small as a desk, giving unprecedented details of Mars. Over 50,000 large (giga-pixel) images have been taken, revealing the diverse and changing landscapes of Mars. Dr. McEwen talks about what scientists have learned from these images.

Topic(s)

Science topics

Date

July 15, 2017

Presenter(s)

McEwen, Alfred

Object(s)

Mars

Mission(s)/Instrument(s)

HiRISE