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Mars: The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet

By Alfred S. McEwen, Candice Hansen-Koharcheck and Ari Espinoza

UA Press

For more than a decade, the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab has been snapping photos of the surface of Mars via a remarkable camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, has spotted dust devils on the Martian surface, helped map out landing spaces for different Mars landers (including the 2008 UA-led Phoenix mission to the arctic plains and the current mission with the Curiosity rover), has snapped photos of spacecraft descending to the Martian surface and has taken pictures of Earth, other planets and comets. It has even given us the best evidence that we have that there's water beneath the surface of our neighboring planet. Now the best of the best have been assembled in a handsome and heavy volume that will delight any space lover on your holiday shopping list.



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