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Pale Red Dot: NASA’s MarCO probe snaps first picture of Mars taken by a CubeSat
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mars looks like nothing more than a reddish speck in a picture captured by one of NASA’s twin MarCO spacecraft, but it’s the start of something big for small satellites. NASA says the image, released today, is the first view of Mars recorded by a class of satellites known as CubeSats. The briefcase-sized probes are part of a mission whose name is a contraction of “Mars Cube One,” and were launched from California along with NASA’s Mars InSight lander in May. They’re officially known as MarCO-A and MarCO-B — but they’ve been nicknamed WALL-E and EVE because they use propellant… Read More read more
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