These shapes certainly look familiar to Star Trek fans, and even the Shat. This is a picture of sand dunes on the surface of Mars, in an image taken by the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Technically, they’re called barchan dunes. Show More Summary
On Nov. 4, 2013, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a stunning image of the planet's sand dunes
New photos of the Martian landscape further rule out a meteorite impact as the culprit behind the "jelly doughnut" rock that mysteriously appeared in front of one of NASA's Mars rovers last month. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped pictures as it flew above the Opportunity rover on Feb. Show More Summary
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has transmitted further measurements of curious seasonal marks on the surface of Mars. They could be the most compelling evidence yet of flowing water existing on the Red Planet in the present day... Continue...Show More Summary
The University of Arizona's HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured this picture of a fresh impact crater on the Red (Blue??) Planet last fall, but it was just released this week. Cathy Weitz at the HiRISE...Show More Summary
This photo from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a fresh crater about 30 metres in diameter at the centre. The impact happened somewhen between July 2010 and May 2012. View the map-projected version of the image here: More »
This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice A spectacular new image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft reveals a crater that formed in a recent impact on the Red Planet. NASA snaps a spectacular...Show More Summary
This is Mars is a stunning book that treats the HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as an art photographer, exploring the variety of shapes and patterns created by wind, water, impacts, and gravity on the Martian surface.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and its recent tracks from driving in Gale Crater appear in an image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Dec. 11, 2013. read mo...
The tracks left by the Mars Curiosity rover are visible in a photo taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, on December 13. The camera is managed by the University of Arizona. NASA notes that the "tracks show where...Show More Summary
You can see Curiosity rover’s tracks meandering over the Martian surface in this awesome new image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera. The photo, taken in December, shows nearly all of Curiosity’s journey on Mars since it landed...
In recent months, NASA's Curiosity rover has confirmed that Mars, millions of years ago, used to be covered in free-flowing rivers. According to some new imagery from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and analysis by Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona, however, it appears that water still flows on the surface of Mars today.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed to scientists slender dark markings -- possibly due to salty water – that advance seasonally down slopes surprisingly close to the Martian equator. read more
Teaser NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has overhauled understanding of the Red Planet since 2006, has passed 200 terabits in the amount of science data returned. The data returned by the mission alone is more than three times...Show More Summary
NASA may be closed but the contractors are still hard at work. –Ben Mars Orbiter Spies Lackluster Comet ISON Scientists managing the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have released their first observations of the incoming Comet ISON. The MRO was commanded to turn away its perpetual Mars-ward gaze [...]
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter holds one of the best cameras of any space probe, the HiRISE camera, which can see features on the Red Planet as small as 1 meter across. Here, we take a look at some of the...
Using its HiRISE telescope, Observation satellite Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been charting Mars’s terrain since 2006. This has resulted in some …
image credit NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Mounted to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as it floats high above the red planet is the HiRISE telescope, an imaging device capable of taking incredibly high-resolution photos of the martian...Show More Summary
A while back we mentioned this project (NASA Wants You to Help With a Latin Twitter Feed!) and now it’s up and running. The BBC reports: Pictures of the surface of Mars, taken from Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), are to be captioned in Latin on social media outlets as part of an outreach project. The […]
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard. read more