Odyssey’s First Look At Mars SpaceDaily

This spectacular first image of Mars from the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is just a hint of what’s to come, said Dr. Ed Weiler, Associate Administrator for Space Science at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “After we get Odyssey into its final orbit it will be much closer to Mars than when it took this image, and we’ll be able to tell whether or not there are any hot springs on Mars, places where liquid water may be close to the surface. If there are any such locations they would be places we might like to explore on future missions.”