There are people out there who believe there's a face on Mars, although I'm not one of them. How hard is it to take a good picture of the location?
Not hard at all; it's been done. Problem is, the formation that made the 'face' has continued the process that created it (namely wind erosion), and it no longer resembles anything other than a pile of rocks and sand. Of course that's no fun, so you don't hear about it.
I can't remember which site it's on (could be NASA's, could be JPL's Mars site), but there is a recent picture floating around the net somewhere.
PS. (flame bait allert) What have we really gotten from the space program that entreprenurial inventors/free industry wouldn't have provided anyway?
If that's a sincere question, you owe it to yourself to do some checking into it. Suffice it to say that the list is so long that posting it here could constitute a DoS attack. You might be very surprised indeed to find out how many things you take for granted in daily life are direct descendents of the space program.
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