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Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2006, at 15:53
Subject: Orbiter Sees Rover
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Music:EpiphanyRadio (online)
Tags:mars, mars reconnaissance orbiter, mars rover, opportunity

Too freakin’ kewl. The HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured the above image of the Opportunity rover. You can also take a look at a higher-resolution version of the image or a close-up portion of the image that shows the rover.

Now compare it to what the Opportunity rover is looking at now. Coordinated observations! Yay!

Now, if only we could get a high-res camera in orbit around the Moon in order to take pictures of Apollo landing gear! Oh, wait,
that will happen eventually
, I guess. (Of course, people will still question the authenticity of such images, but… C’est la vie.)
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