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Christopher K.
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Mars Odyssey

Post by Christopher K. » August 27th, 2012, 1:18 am

Launched in 2001 (taking advantage of the Martian opposition), Mars Odyssey has gathered a vast amount of previously unknown Martian data. Its preliminary hydrogen mapping encouraged NASA to send the Phoenix Mars Lander to look for ice.

Not only was Mars Odyssey a featured mission back in May for the Year of the Solar System, but it also made the cut as one of the top fifty greatest moments of Solar System exploration, voted on by visitors to NASA's Solar System Exploration section.

Mars Odyssey overview:
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/odyssey/mission/overview/

An Odyssey image:
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/ ... M_ID=13264

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