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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mars Climate Sounder

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mars Climate Sounder Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Mars Climate Sounder is composed of two telescopes mounted inside a drum that can rotate through 270 degrees both in azimuth and elevation, so it can scan Mars' atmosphere and surface nearly independently of the direction that the orbiter faces.

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