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Congress gives NASA's planetary science division some love (and a Mars orbiter)

The House of Representatives proposed $2.1 billion for NASA's planetary science budget, which would be an all-time high. Part of the increase would be used to start work on a new reconnaissance and communications orbiter.

NASA sees 'dragon scales' on surface of Mars - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The Red Planet's surface looks a lot like the scaly skin of an out-of-this-world dragon in this Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image.

NASA finds signs of ancient 'Niagara Falls' of lava on Mars

4 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

Sure, NASA has found signs of ancient water on Mars multiple times over the years, but now it's time to talk about something that's significantly more badass: molten Martian lava.  NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)...Show More Summary

Image: The Niagara Falls of Mars

Various researchers are often preoccupied with the quest for flowing water on Mars. However, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), shows one of the many examples from Mars where lava (when it was molten) behaved in a similar fashion to liquid water.

Overhead Shot of Curiosity Rover Shows Martian Desolation All Too Well

Earlier this month, NASA managed to snap this astonishing image of the Curiosity rover, crawling up Mount Sharp on Mars. The photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a sort of communications […] The post Overhead Shot of Curiosity Rover Shows Martian Desolation All Too Well appeared first on Geek.com.

High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been taking images of the rover about every three months to monitor the surrounding area for changes.

The Mars Rover Curiosity As Viewed From Mars Orbit

last monthHumor / odd : Geekologie

Note: Larger version HERE, zoomed and enhanced (but not really) version HERE. This is a shot of the Mars Rover Curiosity (or possibly WALL-E) captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which, if you couldn't tell by the name, orbits the red planet. Show More Summary

Stunning photo of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover seen from orbit

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

That bright blue object in the center of the photo is NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover as imaged by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter earlier this month. From NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The car-size rover, climbing up lower Mount Sharp...Show More Summary

Image: NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp

Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky mountainside terrain.

NASA: Most Powerful Telescope Ever Sent to Mars Tracks Curiosity Rover's Climb Up Mount Sharp

Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky terrain of Mount Sharp towering three miles above the ancient lakeshore of Gale Crater. "Gale crater...        

NASA Discovers Mysterious Pit on Surface of Mars

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

Be sure to look where you’re walking on Mars. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) last week stumbled upon a hole in the surface of the Red Planet’s South Pole. In the late summer […] The post NASA Discovers Mysterious Pit on Surface of Mars appeared first on Geek.com.

Scientists perplexed by giant mystery hole found on Mars

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been studying Martian terrain since it was launched 12 years ago, recently discovered a feature on the Red Planet's surface that has left researchers baffled. Photo: NASA Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Image: Mysterious South Pole formation on Mars

This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show it is late summer in the Southern hemisphere, so the Sun is low in the sky and subtle topography is accentuated in orbital images.

New look at 2004's martian hole-in-one site

A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago.

The Craters On Mars House Lakebeds, Gullies

The HiRISE instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been capturing images of the Martian surface since 2006.

Trippy NASA image shows dramatic Mars mesa - CNET

4 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter zeroes in on a fascinating mesa that looks beautiful and alien at the same time.

NASA Mars Orbiter snaps image Of Water-Carved Structures In Melas Basin

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In recent years, observations made using NASA’s Curiosity rover and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have provided ample evidence that water once flowed on Mars’ surface. On Tuesday, the space agency released another image captured by the MRO showing layered deposits of sediments in the Melas...

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completes its 50,000th orbit of Mars

MRO has imaged more than 99% of Mars' surface. The post Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completes its 50,000th orbit of Mars appeared first on ExtremeTech.

NASA Mars Probe Completes 50,000th Red Planet Orbit

NASA's sharp-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has now circled the Red Planet 50,000 times.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter races past 50,000-orbit milestone

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

As of Monday, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has officially clocked an impressive 50,000 laps of the Red Planet. The veteran spacecraft has been instrumental in NASA's ongoing efforts to unravel the secrets of Mars, and it's notShow More Summary

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