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Dr Mordrid
7th October 2006, 00:57
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the Opportunity rover from an altitude of 275 kilometres. Its high resolution HiRISE camera allowed it to see Opportunity's tracks and the shadow of its camera mast. The image scale is 29.7 centimeters (12 inches) per pixel.

http://www.newscientistspace.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn10247/dn10247-1_600.jpg

Full resolution JPG w/Victoria crater.... (http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/images/TRA/TRA_000873_1780/Victoria-color-annot.jpg)

Jon P. Inghram
7th October 2006, 11:50
Watch it with those excessively large image links without warnings, or I'll fight back with the full size ones, like this one, Ius Chasma, Valles Marineris (23444x23377 JPEG, 111.8 megabytes.) (http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/images/TRA/TRA_000823_1720/TRA_000823_1720_RED.jpg) :D

The HiRISE (http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/) site has all the pictures, plus a handy Flash viewer at http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/HiRISE/hirise_images/ that is nice if you don't have a high bandwidth connection and enough RAM to view the large images in their entirety, like the crummy computer I use here at work (256 MB and a 512 kbps wireless connection.)

Dr Mordrid
7th October 2006, 12:51
There was a warning: "Full resolution JPG w/Victoria crater...."

NASA doesn't shoot VGA :p

NetSnake
11th October 2006, 03:32
Watch it with those excessively large image links without warnings, or I'll fight back with the full size ones, like this one, Ius Chasma, Valles Marineris (23444x23377 JPEG, 111.8 megabytes.) (http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/images/TRA/TRA_000823_1720/TRA_000823_1720_RED.jpg) :D


23444x23377 ! wow ! thats around 550 megapixels :speechl: