Visual Communication - Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

Over 20 years later, even after tremendous advances in photosensor and microprocessor technology, the 1997 Pathfinder camera1 did not improve upon the resolution attained by the 1976 Viking lander cameras.2

1. P.H. Smith, et al., "The Imager for Mars Pathfinder." J. Geophysical Research 102, 4003-4025 (1997).

2. F.O. Huck, et al., "The Viking Lander Camera." Space Science Instrumentation 1, 189-241 (1975).


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