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Morning On Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched on August 2005 with the express mission of taking hi-resolution photos of the Martian surface. The first photos were returned on September 29 2006 of the Martian surface. The photos below are of ... Read More

Phobos and its Stickney crater (HiRES 3/2008) 3,700 miles from the surface of Mars, closer to its primary than any other known planetary moon, orbiting Mars faster than Mars rotates. As a result, from the surface of Mars it appears to rise in the west, move across the sky in 4 hours 15 min or less, and sets in the east, twice each Martian day. Drawing closer to Mars by 1 meter every century. It's predicted that in 50 million years it will collide with the planet or break up into a planetary…