NASA's Images of Mars Are the Next Best Thing to Space Travel
We may not all be able to experience Mars firsthand, but NASA's newly released photos are the next best thing. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) recently sent back a large batch of over 1,000 images of the planet's surface, and they are stunning.
It's not the first time the MRO sent back photos; we started receiving them in 2005 when it first set out for signs of water. However, the high delivery of images occurs only every 26 months when the sun and Mars are standing opposite of each other, reports Gizmodo.
Luckily for us, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment catalog has a total of over 44,000 images of Mars so far. See some of the best recent photos of Mars ahead!