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Can HiRISE see Perseverance?

The rover Perseverance just landed last week. HiRISE can take high-resolution images of the surface of Mars. Will it be able to take pictures of Perseverance? (Has it already taken images of the ...
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Why did MRO have to “both pitch upward and roll hard to the left” to point exactly at Perseverance during the entry, descent and landing phase?

The HiRise camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a beautiful photo of Perseverance falling through the Martian atmosphere hanging from its parachute. This photo is the latest entry in this ...
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How exactly are the CaSSIS and HiRISE groups “very much working together right now in the scientific field”?

The BBC's CaSSIS mission: The camera capturing Mars' craters and canyons includes the curious reference: The instrument has a strong colour capability so the team combines its findings with those of ...
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Why aren't there HiRISE observation footprints near the Martian poles?

Browsing the HiRISE observations of Mars, I noticed that there aren't any observation footprints at a latitude lower than -65° or higher than 65°. Why is this? Is there something I am not seeing? Is ...
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What was the effective magnification of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera to acquire the detailed image of Earth?

On October 3, 2007 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera acquired this image of the earth and the moon from Mars The oceans and clouds can be easily distinguished and "the west coast ...
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Is the “Mars blue dune” actually blue? And what makes it so?

NASA recently released an image of a blue dune on Mars. The accompanying story seems to suggest to me that it is a false color image - some property of that part of the image is detected and rendered ...
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How to use this Google Mars viewer to find this Martian landslide event?

This NASA/University of Arizona HiRise tweet shows this interesting image of a meteor impact crater that triggered a landslide (or maybe a "dust-slide") on Mars. The tweet links to this University of ...