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Mars. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) colour composite image of the Argyre Basin region of the southern hemisphere of Mars. This image was obtained during tests on the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) camera on 24 March 2006. When the MARCI camera is fully calibrated, it will be able to take pictures with more accurate colours than previous spacecraft. The MRO spacecraft was launched in August 2005, and arrived at Mars in March 2006. This picture uses some of the first data returned by the spacecraft.
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