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Alien Spacecraft Captured…in Orbit Around Mars


NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft appears twice in the same frame in this image from the Mars Orbiter Camera aboard NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor. The camera’s successful imaging of Odyssey and of the European Space Agency’s Mars Express in April 2005 produced the first pictures of any spacecraft orbiting a foreign planet taken by another spacecraft orbiting that planet.

From NASA, via Slashdot. Take a minute to consider just how far our droids have made it, and how little manned exploration has progressed, since Gagarin first orbited.