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(South is up in all images) 2003 September 29, UT 2003 Telescope: Fry 8-inch refractor Camera:Astrovid Planetcam colour video CCD Observers:Dr. Mike Dworetsky and 2nd-year Diploma class students 2003 September 16, UT 2239
Earth comes closer to Mars this month than it has in nearly 60,000 years, but one new opportunity for seeing details on the red planet comes from a vantage point much closer. The public has an unprecedented opportunity to suggest places on Mars that should be photographed from a spacecraft orbiting that planet. Camera operators for NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft are ready to take suggestions online for new places for images from the Mars Orbiter Camera.