General 03 August, 2009 11:53
In SciLogs, Michael Khan writes:
This free service to the worldwide community of amateur Mars aficionados has led to considerable interest and impressive results. Obviously, the VMC image quality does not even remotely resemble that of a "real" imaging science instrument like the HRSC on MEX or the HiRise on MRO.
But we should not forget that the VMC images are still far better than anything available even to professional astronomers until the first space probes reached Mars, starting with Mariner 4 less than 45 years ago. No wonder an active community has formed that competes for the best image to extracted from the available raw material.
Read the full text of Michael's post here.