Smile and Say “Olympus Mons”!

May 20, 2005 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

NASA does churn out some fairly interesting snapshots from their Mars missions, and this is no exception. The Mars Orbiter Camera onboard the Mars Global Surveyor snapped a picture of the Mars Odyssey as it went zipping by in orbit. Because the camera acquires images line by line, it actually appears twice in a single frame. Each image is about 7.5 seconds and 31 miles apart.