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NASA shares photo of crater on zero-degree longitude of Red Planet

NASA shares photo of crater on zero-degree longitude of Red Planet

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared a picture of a half-a-kilometre-long crater,

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,which lies on the zero degree longitude on the Red Planet, on its Instagram handle earlier this week.

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– As high-res photos became available, the Airy Zero was selected because it did not need to adjust existing maps.

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– The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched in August 2005, and reached Mars in March 2006.

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The image was captured by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE).

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The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter helps scientists study the geology and climate of Mars while providing reconnaissance of future landing sites, and relays data from surface missions back to Earth.

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