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Saturday, September 30, 2000



Global Surveyor Section

To better understand the workings of the Earth and of Mars, NASA and the JPL returned to Mars with the Global Surveyor. Launched in November of 1996, it first had a journey to Mars that lasted nearly a year until September 1997. Once it was only 400km above the surface of Mars the surveyor began mapping Mars. It began to map the surface on April 1st, 1999, and has made nearly 7000 orbits around Mars as of September 27, 2000.

- posted by Alex @ 17:16 EST