A Martian Blue Snake, Brought To You By Canadians And A Spacecraft

A false-color image of part of Cerberus Fossae on Mars. The view shows two rifts intersecting with each other, with sand (in deep blue) and dust. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Western University Planetary Sciences Division

A false-color image of part of Cerberus Fossae on Mars. The view shows two rifts intersecting with each other, with sand (in deep blue) and dust. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Western University Planetary Sciences Division

Here’s the awesome thing about space and social media: in some cases, you can often follow along with a mission almost as soon as the images come to Earth. A group of Canadians is taking that to the next level this month as they take control of the 211th imaging cycle of a powerful camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

While some images need to be kept back for science investigations, the team is sharing several pictures a day on Twitter and on Facebook portraying the views they saw coming back from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. The results are astounding, as you can see in the images below.

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