Mars imagery now available on the Web



More than 1200 images taken by the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) camera have now been made available to the public on the Internet. HiRISE takes images of 6-kilometer-wide swaths of Mars, resolving features as small as 40 centimeters. The camera is expected to take images of about 1% of the planet over the next year and a half. The images—available at, a new node for NASAs Planetary Data System data archive—can be explored online with the IAS Viewer that allows for high quality images to be seen even with a slow or limited network connection.