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This sub-frame of 6 m/pixel CTX image P15_007060_1371_XN_42S055W, acquired on 28 Jan. 2008, shows a 3-km wide impact crater north of the Argyre basin, to the delight of the MRO/CTX science team and Mars researchers everywhere (photo credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS)
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Calibration and Performance of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (CTX)

1J.F. Bell III, 2M.C. Malin, 2M.A. Caplinger, 2J. Fahle, 3M.J. Wolff, 2B.A. Cantor, 3P.B. James, 2T. Ghaemi, 2L.V. Posiolova, 2M.A. Ravine, 2K.D. Supulver, 4W.M. Calvin, 3R.T. Clancy, 2K.S. Edgett, 5L.J. Edwards, 5R.M. Haberle, 6A. Hale, 7S.W. Lee, 8M.S. Rice, 8P.C. Thomas and 9R.M.E. Williams

1School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, 2Malin Space Science Systems, Inc., 3Space Science Institute, 4Department of Geological Sciences, University of Nevada, 5NASA Ames Research Center, 6Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 7Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 8Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, 9Planetary Science Institute

Mars 8, 1-14, 2013 | doi:10.1555/mars.2013.0001
Submitted: December 10, 2011; Reviewed: March 28, 2012; Accepted: April 15, 2013; Published: April 15, 2013

We describe the calibration and performance of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (CTX), which has acquired spectacular 6 meter per pixel images of more than 80% of the Red Planet since entering Mars orbit in 2006.

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