NASA has spent years exploring Mars up close and in person with its various rovers and spacecraft, the latest of which includes the Mars Reconimass Orbiter (MRO). This spacecraft orbits Mars, using onboard cameras to snap images of the Red Planet below. This has led to a huge number of images, some of which are so strikingly beautiful that they look like art. NASA shows some of the best of these images and anyone can download them.
Because NASA missions are publicly funded, the content obtained is publicly available and accessible to anyone who can view, download, and remix (in most cases). The agency maintains many online databases with content from various spaceships and rovers, which are updated regularly, but much of the content is blurry and uninteresting, especially those that are not processed afterwards to include colors and better lighting. contrast,
Many astrophotographers and space enthusiasts spend their time selecting these images and editing those that catch their eye, providing the public with many interesting galleries to view. NASA itself regularly processes and publishes particularly impressive images, as well as the latest example, which arrived today, August 1
In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Mars Reconnaise Orbiter, NASA has released a selection of photos it has taken that are particularly remarkable, providing an unusual, stunning view of the Red Planet and its environment.
These images were taken using the spacecraft’s three cameras, including a fishing eye camera called the Mars Color Imager, a landscape camera called the Context Camera, and its most famous instrument, its High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), which stands behind many of the best photos.
The HiRISE camera, as its name suggests, can not only capture high-resolution color images – but also has a zoom function that allows you to reset in interesting phenomena and terrain. As a result, NASA has been able to share with humanity several amazing images of the alien, including images of Martian dust devils, avalanches, impact craters, and even NASA rovers rolling around Mars.