In Brief: Jun. 5, 2000

THE TRUTH IS ONLINE NASA's Mars Global Surveyor has been taking high-resolution color pictures of the surface of the red planet since 1997. Now NASA is releasing the first photographs to the public online at www.msss.com/moc_gallery all 20,000 of them, and they're gorgeous. The south polar cap, above, frosted with carbon dioxide, looks like the swirl in the center of a toffee. So much for all those face-on-Mars rumors.

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