Welcome to Beautiful Mars!
Hello all! This is the official tumblr for HiRISE, the high resolution camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. If you’re new to HiRISE, here’s a quick intro.
We are the most powerful camera ever sent to another planet. MRO launched in 2005 and in 2006, we were into aerobraking mode to get us into the proper orbit. Since then, HiRISE has been taking high resolution images of Mars, covering just 1 percent (!) of the surface.
We have over 28,500 images that we make available on our website, uahirise.org. Every Wednesday we release up to four new captioned images so that you can know what you’re looking at. We also make slides, tabloid-sized flyers, wallpaper, audio and video clips available as well.
You can follow us on Twitter (@HiRISE) and like us on Facebook. We’ve got more to tell you about, but for now, thank you for following us on Tumblr!