We Need Better Mars Photos Before We Leave Earth

A camera-equipped helicopter could overcome the limitations of the Curiosity rover.
Researches sample stones on a simulated Mars mission in Austria, August 7, 2015. European astronomers are proposing a drone mission to gather images of the Martian landscape.

A team of European astronomers has a new proposal for exploring Mars: a helicopter drone.

Efforts to survey the Martian landscape have delivered some pretty stunning results. Just last week, the U.S. Geological Survey published three maps and accompanying images showing

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