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May 24, 2008

Mars Photo Album - Valles Marineris in 3-D!

Posted: 06:08 PM ET

This is a 3-D depiction of the floor of the Valles Marineris Canyon captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The hills depicted are to not enhanced or exaggerated. Sure looks like some rugged hiking country.

Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech

– Correspondent Miles O’Brien, CNN Science & Technology

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Filed under: Mars • NASA • Space


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lee   May 24th, 2008 11:20 pm ET

"The hills depicted are to not enhanced or exaggerated" ... The hills depicted are to not? What's that mean?


VERONICA   May 25th, 2008 2:03 am ET

Why don't we ever see any of these martians some of us have apparently seen?? I mean we ARE on THEIR planet.....
Just out of curiosity.


Sylvia   May 25th, 2008 6:51 am ET

What is the scale here? I can't tell if I would be taking all day to climb to the top of one of these or if I would just step over it. Also, where exactly on the planet is this?


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