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Similar-looking ridges on Mars have diverse origins

Thin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Trilobites: Looking at Your Home Planet from Mars

The camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter needed to be calibrated, so it made this image of the moon and Earth, which NASA released on Friday.

A Distant View of Home

When I saw the image above, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Recognize them? Those are the Earth and Moon, as seen from Mars. That image was taken by the phenomenal HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which was just over 200 million km from Earth at the time. Show More Summary

Image: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the Earth and its moon

From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.

A bit of perspective…

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

…with this stunning composite image of the Earth and its moon, courtesy of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. [Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona] From the associated text This composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image more...

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 million miles (205 million kilometers). It’s so clear, you can even make out our planet’s continents. Read more...

Looks like something from another planet...

2 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Because it is:"... Groups of dark brown streaks have been photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on melting pinkish sand dunes covered with light frost..."

Baby 'Spiders' on Mars Expand Across Sand Dunes (Photos)

New images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show small, erosion-carved cracks in Red Planet sand dunes. The features may be infant versions of similar-looking but larger Martian channel-networks that have been dubbed spiders.

ESA --New Evidence For "The Warm, Wet Early Epochs of the Red Planet"

A recent study from ESA's Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provides new evidence for a warm young Mars that hosted water across a geologically long timescale, rather than in short episodic bursts – something that has important...        

Frozen water deposit on Mars would fill Lake Superior

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) ground-penetrating Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument say they have found evidence that there is a deposit of frozen water beneath the cracked and pitted plains of Mars’ Utopia Planitia region that is...

Subsurface Water Ice in Utopia Planitia, Mars

Martian radar expert Cassie Stuurman explains how the SHARAD instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was used to detect buried ice deposits.

Schiaparelli lander crash site

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

NASA released a color image of the Schiaparelli Mars landing site that illustrates the descent speed issue quite nicely. "Composite of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module elements seen by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on 1 November 2016. Show More Summary

New images from NASA show the final resting place of Europe’s ExoMars lander

High-res photos from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shed some light on Schiaparelli's last moments, while raising questions at the same time. The post New images from NASA show the final resting place of Europe’s ExoMars lander appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Software glitch may have caused Mars probe to think it already landed

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Though exactly what happened to ESA's Schiaparelli lander when it crashed on the surface of Mars on October 19 remains uncertain, new high-resolution images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) taken on October 25 are helping investigators to zero in on the cause of the accident. Show More Summary

New pictures show Mars lander crash site

4 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Detailed images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the crash site of the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander

Schiaparelli crash site imaged by HiRISE

Following up the detection of the Schiaparelli crash site by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CTX, the higher-resolution HiRISE camera has now definitively identified the locations of lander impact site, parachute with backshell, and heat shield impact site on the Martian surface.

Shiaparelli, The Lost ESA Lander - Found By NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Farewell, Shiaparelli. The crash site of the lost ESA lander from the ExoMars mission has been found. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA’s...

Failure of the ESA Lander Brings Out the Mars Rover Truthers

Despite the word that NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spotted a gouge on the Martian surface made by the crash of the ESA’s Schiaparelli probe, Mars truthers – who believe the Martian rovers are really being filmed on Earth – say the Esa’s ExoMars was also a...

Images suggest Schiaparelli Mars lander exploded on impact

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It looks as if the Schiaparelli Mars landing ended not with a whimper, but a bang. According to ESA, images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the unmanned spacecraft exploded on impact with the Martian surface after falling from as high as 13,000 ft (4,000 m). Show More Summary

Likely Schiaparelli crash site imaged by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Just a day after the arrival of ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and its lander Schiaparelli, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken a photo of the landing site with its Context Camera, and things do not look good.

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