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NASA Mars Spacecraft Snaps Photos Chosen by Public

I didnt know this was available for the public to chose. Thought it was interesting.

March 31, 2010

PASADENA, Calif. -- The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars has returned the first pictures of locations on the Red Planet suggested by the public.

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE camera, aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is nicknamed, "the people's camera." Through a program called HiWish that began in January, scientists have received approximately 1,000 suggestions. The first eight images of areas the public selected are available online at: .

"NASA's Mars program is a prime example of what we call participatory exploration," NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said. "To allow the public to aim a camera at a specific site on a distant world is an in


Added: Apr-1-2010 Occurred On: Mar-31-2010
By: DiaperPudding
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Tags: Space, HiRISE, mars, public, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, HiWish
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