Novel view of Martian spacecraft

Mars Odyssey As Seen From Mars Global SurveyorFrom the BBC comes this cool little picture. Novel view of Martian spacecraft – The Mars Global Surveyor successfully imaged the Mars Odyssey probe in Martian orbit. It is the first picture of a spacecraft orbiting an alien world, taken by another craft circling the same planet.

The two orbiting satellites occasionally come within 15 kilometers of each other, despite having different orbits around the red planet.

The Mars Global Surveyor also imaged the ESA’s Mars Express satellite in orbit around Mars too.