IMAGES: Just In From the Red Planet

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Science  04 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5749, pp. 753
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5749.753a

Like any old-timer, Mars carries its share of wrinkles, scars, and blemishes, such as marks left by collapsing lava tubes on the slopes of the volcano Ascraeus Mons. More eye-catching close-ups of the planet's physiognomy await at this gallery hosted by Arizona State University in Tempe. The site showcases 3 years of shots from an instrument mounted on the Mars Odyssey spacecraft that measures heat emanating from the surface. The “Live” from Mars section lets you see the images as they arrive. For more information about notable geological details, check out the weekly backgrounders. You can also browse a gallery organized by type of feature or track down any one of the 82,000 images using a clickable map of the planet.

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