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MRO completes 60,000 trips around Mars

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"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter hit a dizzying milestone this morning: It completed 60,000 loops around the Red Planet at 10:39 a.m. PDT (1:39 p.m. EDT). On average, MRO takes 112 minutes to circle Mars, whipping around at about 2 miles per second (3.4 kilometers per second).

"Since entering orbit on March 10, 2006, the spacecraft has been collecting daily science about the planet's surface and atmosphere, including detailed views with its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE). HiRISE is powerful enough to see surface features the size of a dining room table from 186 miles (300 kilometers) above the surface."

Full monty at NASA:https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7401
 

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and then

Remember when we were kids and we were afraid Mars would invade and attack?  :P  Now it's us giving them an enema...

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On 5/18/2019 at 11:42 PM, Eldorado said:

"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter hit a dizzying milestone this morning: It completed 60,000 loops around the Red Planet at 10:39 a.m. PDT (1:39 p.m. EDT). On average, MRO takes 112 minutes to circle Mars, whipping around at about 2 miles per second (3.4 kilometers per second).

"Since entering orbit on March 10, 2006, the spacecraft has been collecting daily science about the planet's surface and atmosphere, including detailed views with its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE). HiRISE is powerful enough to see surface features the size of a dining room table from 186 miles (300 kilometers) above the surface."

Full monty at NASA:https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7401
 

True an impressive accomplishment especially considering all of the Photoshopping.

On 5/19/2019 at 12:08 AM, and then said:

Remember when we were kids and we were afraid Mars would invade and attack?  :P  Now it's us giving them an enema...

No chance, they are peace loving.

^_^

Edited by tmcom

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