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:
- 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.