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High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)

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  1. Awareness in space.

 

High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: InSight Mission- objectives and significance and about HiRISE camera.

 

Context: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)- A camera aboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured the image of the InSight lander, which recently touched down on the Red Planet.

 

High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE):

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) will photograph hundreds of targeted swaths of Mars’ surface in unprecedented detail.

HiRISE operates in visible wavelengths, the same as human eyes, but with a telescopic lens that will produce images at resolutions never before seen in planetary exploration missions.

  • HiRISE also makes observations at near-infrared wavelengths to obtain information on the mineral groups present.
  • These new, high-resolution images will provide unprecedented views of layered materials, gullies, channels, and other science targets, as well as characterize possible future landing sites.

 

Sources: toi.