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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mars Climate Sounder

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mars Climate Sounder
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. NASA / JPL-Caltech

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