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HiRise Returns Mega Terabits

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MARS, June 21, 2007 -- Onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the HiRISE camera offers unprecedented image quality, providing a view of the Red Planet in a way never before seen, said the HiRise Operations Center at the University of Arizona (UA). The most powerful camera ever to leave Earth’s orbit, the HiRise (high-resolution imaging science experiment) is more than six months into its science-gathering phase; the orbiter has already returned 11 terabits of data -- enough to fill over 2000 CDs. The total goal for the mission lifetime is 34 terabits. Alfred McEwen, a professor of planetary geology...Read full article

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