NASA has spent years investigating Mars up close and personally with its various aircraft and spacecraft, the latter including the Mars Reconnaissance Orbital Ship (MRO). This spacecraft orbits Mars, using the onboard cameras to take a photo of the Red Planet below. This has resulted in a large number of images, some of which are so beautiful that they look like a work of art. NASA is showcasing some of the best of these images, and anyone can download them.
Since NASA missions are funded by public money, the resulting content is public domain and made available for anyone to browse, download, and combine (in most cases). The agency maintains a variety of online databases of content from various spaceships and gliders that are regularly updated, but most of the content is fuzzy and uninteresting, especially those that are not. post-processing to include better color and lighting / contrast.
Many amateur astrophotographers and space enthusiasts in general spend time sifting through these images and retouching their eye-catching ones, providing the public with many interesting galleries to browse through. . NASA itself also regularly processes and publishes particularly impressive images, the latest example coming today, August 12.
To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Mars Reconnaise Orbital’s 15th Anniversary, NASA has released a series of images they have taken that are particularly remarkable, ones that provide unusual, stunning glances of The Red Planet and its environment.
These images were taken with three cameras aboard the spaceship, including a fisheye camera called Mars Color Imager, a landscape camera called Context Camera and the most famous one is the Degrees Imaging Science Camera. High resolution (HiRISE) behind wide variety of finest images.
The HiRISE camera, as the name implies, is not only capable of capturing high-resolution color images – it also has a zoom function that allows for the capture of interesting phenomena and terrain. As a result, NASA was able to share some amazing images of other worlds with humanity, including images of dust devils on Mars, avalanches, impact craters and even NASA’s roller coaster spinning. around Mars.