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April 10, 2009

Zooming in on Mars: 3d pictures of the red planet

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Get your 3D pictures on and join the show; hundreds of amazing pictures made by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have been made, and despite the fact that this is not the first mission to take 3D pictures, HiRISE is by far the most powerful camera to do this, due to the significant progress in the field. We’re not going to show you all the pictures but instead, we have the best 5 pictures, courtesy of newscientist.

The Terby crater is 174 km wide and hydrated minerals show it may have once held an enormous lake, that was 3.6 km deep

The Terby crater is 174 km wide and hydrated minerals show it may have once held an enormous lake, that was 3.6 km deep

These wind eroded ridges have fascinated scientists for more than 3 decades

These wind eroded ridges have fascinated scientists for more than 3 decades

These dunes are on the floor of Herschel Crater, an impact basin from the ancient southern mountains of Mars; their shape is a result of the wind that blows mostly in only one direction

These dunes are on the floor of Herschel Crater, an impact basin from the ancient southern mountains of Mars; their shape is a result of the wind that blows mostly in only one direction

This steep depression is a bit more than 800 km long and it's one of the two large canyons that form the Valles Marineris canyon system which is the largest canyon in the SOLAR SYSTEM

This steep depression is a bit more than 800 km long and it forms the Valles Marineris canyon system, the largest canyon in the SOLAR SYSTEM

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