Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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An artist's impression of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter above the Red Planet.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched on August 12, 2005 by an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and reached the Red Planet on March 10, 2006. The NASA mission began taking data in November 2006 after completion of an aerobreaking manouver in the upper Mars atmosphere to slow it into orbit.

MRO images of both moons, Phobos and Deimos taken by the The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument on Nov 27, 2007.
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