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Wednesday, August 03, 2005
(New Scientists Space) NASA is preparing to launch the largest spacecraft ever sent to Mars. The behemoth will skim relatively close to the Red Planet's surface - beaming back more data than all previous missions combined - and scout out landing sites for future Mars missions.
Although there are plenty of problems just traveling towards the red planet, this satellite will help eliminate at least one of them: where to land and more importantly, where are the best locations to set up a colony (hopefully near a water hole somewhere).
This satellite is more powerful than previous models due to the fact that it will be sending 10 times more data per minute with much more detail as well. Although that amount of data will take time to sort out, it would be nice if they could upload all the information towards Google Mars.
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