ESA’s Mars “webcam” now online

by | Aug 22, 2008 | ESA | 0 comments

The European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter’s Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC), originally designed to provide images of the ill-fated Beagle lander’s separation, is now back in action as the ‘Mars Webcam’. Not a scientific instrument it is providing “fantastic views of Mars,” according to ESA including crescent views of the planet not obtainable from Earth

Go here for more of the webcam’s images

Click on all the images in this blog post to see larger versions in the same browser window

Goodbye Beagle! Its final resting place still a mystery to be solved by future explorers of the Red Planet

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