Western U scientists get stunning close ups of Mars

There are spacecraft orbiting Mars. And taking gorgeous pictures. That help us understand another planet. Think about it. Isn't that freakin' amazing?

They’re part of a project spearheaded by Livio Tornabene, a Western professor and pioneering scientist with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) that has been sending back images of the surface of Mars since 2006, a year after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was sent into space.