Don’t you love it when close-up pictures come beaming to your computer from another planet? Below are some of the latest images from Mars taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
And by the way, there’s a way for you to request where HiRISE will be pointing next.
All you need to go to this page (called HiWish) and leave a suggestion for where you’d like the spacecraft to look. For some tips on what to do:
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- Here’s a post from the Planetary Society talking about when a HiWish was granted to Emily Lakdawalla, its senior editor.
- Here is a (somewhat dated) post walking you through the process of a HiWish.
The general consensus seems to be picking a spot that is not over-popular, and trying to find a spot that HiRISE has not looked at before or very frequently. Best of luck!
To see more HiRISE images from the latest release, check out this webpage.
3 Replies to “The Latest Pictures From Mars Make Us Feel Spoiled”
That doesn’t make me feel spoiled.
Why do journalists presume to tell me what will surprise me, or I won’t believe, or whatever else they use in their clickbait headlines? Why can’t they just do their job and tell a story?
How about “privileged”, then? Today (and most every day for that matter), I feel privileged to live in this time with these resources at my disposal. We’ve come a long ways in science and technology since the hand-cranked telephones and vacuum tube radios of my childhood. Today I got to witness a rendezvous with a comet over on the Rosetta blog, take a close up look at the north pole of Saturn at APOD, view some fantastic Mars pictures here and at the MSL site, and watched a rerun of Spacex’s Asiasat launch. I feel very lucky to have this and much, much more at my fingertips. I also feel lucky that there are good, dedicated journalists like Elizabeth and Ken to point out the newest and most interesting items in this wonderful deluge of information.
Whaaaa-whaaaa! *sniff-sniff* Whaaaaa! Funny, because you surely SOUND like a spoiled infant with your tedious little rant….. Grow up. Besides, it doesn’t say, “Make YOU feel spoiled” it says, “us”. Curious, what would you estimate your positive to negative comment ratio in general is? Do you EVER make positive comments or do they fall short in your quest to feel superior to everyone else?
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