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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


A Chance to Choose Targets for the Mars Express VMC camera

Mars Express has The Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC, which is basically a webcam). 
Originally the VMC was to monitor the separation of the Beagle Lander from the Orbiter, but it is able to give unique, wide field views of Mars. For several years, amateurs have had free reign of the VMC camera images to make images and animations of the Martian surface (more VMC images here).

Now, in a game changer, the VMC on board Mars Express will be soon available for public imaging requests. They are inviting schools, science clubs and youth groups to  submit proposals for one of eight opportunities to image Mars. If you are interested in submitting a proposal follow the link below.

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