Lakes and snowmelt-fed streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought possible, according to new findings using data primarily from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Part of a release of more than 1,000 new images
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting mars for over a decade now, taking photos with regularity. Each month, the MRO will in turn send back its imagery, giving us a glimpse of what the Red Planet currently looks like. With its last delivery, the MRO sent 1,035 pictures, due to every 26 months, […]
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been sending photos back home nearly every month since 2005, expanding our knowledge of the red planet immeasurably. But this month it’s outdone itself, sending back 1,035 […]
image credit NASA) The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the red planet and taking photos since its launch in 2005. NASA has now released 1035 photos of Mars' surface. The Presurfer
Taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, more than a thousand high-res photos were released by NASA and shed new light on Martian territory.
The HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter continues to dazzle.
In spite of the flowing gouges they leave behind, gullies on the Red Planet may not have been formed by liquid water, according to data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The findings, described in Geophysical Research Letters, showcase the complexity of Martian geology and highlight how...
By examining swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet’s north pole, scientists using radar data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have put together an unprecedented look into our rusty neighbor’s most recent ice age. The findings, published in the journal Science, offer fresh...
San Antonio, Texas -- May 26, 2016 -- Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Southwest Research Institute-led team found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars. Ice ages on Mars are...Show More Summary
Data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests the Red Planet is going through an ice age.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has discovered evidence of ancient volcanoes on the surface of the Red Planet. They are believed to have erupted under a sheet of ice, despite the fact that they were discovered around 1,000 miles...Show More Summary
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter marked 10 years of circling the Red Planet earlier this month, sending back a continuing stream of amazing photos from the HiRISE camera managed by the University of Arizona. Phil Plait, who blogs at Bad Astronomy, posted a wonderful retrospective of spectacular HiRISE images, including some I had not seen before. Show More Summary
Mars is seriously pretty. That shot, taken by the HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a towering cone-shaped hill in a sand dune field. First of all, just take a moment to think about that. This is a photo of a weirdShow More Summary
In geological circles, a wedge of sediment left behind by flowing water is know as as an alluvial fan. This image, captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, reveals two large impact craters that will be used to age such features and reveal how water shaped the Red Planet. Read more...
The video above shows off some of the fantastic images NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been sending back to Earth for the past 10 years. In that time, Orbiter has been largely forgotten, replaced in our imaginations by the roving charms of Spirit and Opportunity. But the orbiter has soldiered on nonetheless, faithfully snapping one spectacular Mars picture after another.
On March 10, 2006, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at the fourth planet from the Sun and took up orbit there. Forty-five thousand orbits and 10 years later, it has provided us humans back on Earth with a revolution in the way we think about Mars. It’s almost impossible to list all the accomplishments of MRO over the past decade. Show More Summary
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter just celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Red Planet.
On March 10, 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter set six of its engines to a powerful burn, allowing it to slow down enough for the gravitational pull of Mars to catch it and bring it into orbit. Ten years later, NASA is celebrating...Show More Summary
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a striking image of Earth and the Moon from the perspective of the red planet using its onboard High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. On October 3, 2007 when the image was taken, Earth and Mars were 88 million miles apart, meaning that each pixel of the image covers […]