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
From the mailbag: [M]y name is Ari and I work for a NASA mission called HiRISE, a camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that takes high resolution images of Mars. (uahirise.org). We have an outreach effort called “The HiTranslate Project,” where we seek out volunteers to translate titles into various foreign languages; we have […]
Observations made by the Mars Climate Sounder, an instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, have revealed new information about atmospheric tides on the Red Planet.
After the stunning images of Earth from spacecraft orbiting Saturn and Mercury, showing us what our planet looks like from a long way away, here’s another amazing image from space. Taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting the red planet since 2006, it shows the landing spot of the Curiosity rover (see [...]
Bad Astronomy blogger Phil Plait has annotated a new photo from the University of Arizona's HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that shows in amazing detail the landing site, trackway, and the Curiosity rover itself. I replicated Phil's labels below. But you should read his post. to share his wonderment.
An image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter released today shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and the wheel tracks from its landing site to the "Glenelg" area where the rover worked for the first half of 2013.
Earth isn't the only pale blue dot out there in our solar systemNASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which circles the Red Planet, snapped a photo of Curiosity rover just before it embarked on a 5-mile journey to Mount Sharp. Curiosity...Show More Summary
Looks like we're not the only pale blue dot in the solar system. A newly released image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows us that from way up high, our Curiosity rover is nothing more than a lonely, itty bitty blue speck amidst a sea of red. Read more...
The HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped a lovely color photo of the rim of Endeavour crater, catching Opportunity midway between Nobby's Head and Solander Point.
This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is an example "linear gullies" formed by dry ice thawing across the planet's sand dunes. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona. Mars' surface is streaked with...
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice.
Several types of downhill flow features have been observed on Mars. This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is an example of a type called "linear gullies." Linear gullies are characterized...
Check out this amazing picture featuring a boulder that went tumbling down a slope on Mars. The photo was caught by the HiRISe camera located aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. What started it up? A Marsquake, a nearby impact, the erosion of its underpinning due to the relentless Martian winds? You can see the boulder [...]
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured the track of a boulder rolling down a Red Planet slope — including the tread marks of the rock's irregularities. This particular slope is in an interesting area: Nili Fossae, a network of valleys that scientists say would …