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Google Earth has gone interplanetary. Anyone with Google Earth access – either via smartphone app or the website – can now check out Mars as well.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has nearly completed its three-month examination of a crater informally named "Santa Maria," but before the rover resumes its overland trek, an orbiting camera has provided a color image of Opportunity beside Santa Maria.
Opportunity arrived at the western edge of Santa Maria crater in mid-December and will spend about two months investigating rocks there.
NASA says thousands of new images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been released. The images, taken in high resolution, show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet, NASA said. The spacecraft's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera recorded the images from April through early August, the space agency said.
Thousands of newly released images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet.
NASA and Google announced Monday the release of a new Mars mode in Google Earth that brings to everyone's desktop a high-resolution, three-dimensional view of the Red Planet.
Google Inc. and NASA Ames Research Center said Monday that they have finalized an agreement to deliver more of the space agency's imagery and information through the Internet's leading search engine.
A NASA craft carrying a $40 million camera created by University of Arizona scientists is set to orbit Mars on Friday.
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