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NASA image shows 'starburst spider' pattern on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a stunning image of a "starburst" pattern on Mars’ surface.         

Rewrite of onboard memory planned for NASA Mars orbiter

Tables stored in flash memory aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) tell locations of Earth and the sun for the past 10 years, but not their locations next year. That needs to be changed. Carefully.

Spectacular Martian Dune

When I wrote my review of the movie The Martian, I mentioned how realistic the landscapes were. Much of the literally other-worldly scenery was based on images taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which canShow More Summary

Zero Dollars for 2016: Two Stalwart Planetary Missions Face a Troubling Future

In its 2016 budget request, the White House inexplicably proposed to end two active, scientifically productive planetary missions: the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA images detail real-world setting for "The Martian"

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA's latest image release from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has offered an up-close look at the real-world setting for sci-fi blockbuster The Martian. Snapped by the spacecraft's telescopic camera, the photos detail several Mars...Show More Summary

Mars Orbiter Spots a Huge Avalanche of Carbon Dioxide on the Red Planet

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In another reminder that the Red Planet features a complex and active surface, the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured an image of a “dry ice avalanche” streaming down a cliff. Read more...

NASA Confirms Discovery of Water Theme Park on Mars

Using images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA scientists have confirmed the discovery of a water theme park on the planet Mars. "The roughly two-square-mile area known as Six Flags Olympus Mons apparently provided an assortment of exciting rides and Martian family entertainment," said researcher Helmut Richtaffler. Show More Summary

Life on Mars? NASA Rover Finds Liquid Water on Red Planet

Evidence for flows of liquid water has reportedly been detected on the surface of Mars by NASA's Reconnaissance Orbiter

The Big Mars News: Flowing Water on Mars, at Least Briefly

Scientists have found what they think is evidence of extant, if brief, flowing water on Mars. In a NASA press conference today, scientists claimed that images and spectra taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera showShow More Summary

Salty water seen flowing on Mars, not far from Curiosity rover

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter finds strongest evidence yet that there is liquid water on the surface of the Red Planet, so there might also be life

Water on Mars, Aliens Next?

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found traces of water that comes and goes on Mars—aka flowing water.

Liquid water flows on today's Mars: NASA confirms evidence

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

Water on Mars: Flowing salt water discovered on the red planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has confirmed that mysterious lines on the surface of the planet are evidence of liquid water. CNET's Eric Mack spoke to the scientist behind the groundbreaking discovery.

A Workhorse at Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) is almost a silent star at Mars. The latest MRO data release brought the total number of available CTX images to over 70,000, covering well over 90% of the Red Planet at a stunning resolution of 6 meters per pixel.

New images from UA's HiRISE Mars camera

It's been a while since I checked in with the University of Arizona's HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. They have just posted 122 new images with the September release and as usual the pictures are striking and amazing.Rather...Show More Summary

NASA’s MRO Photographed UFO Crash Site On Mars — Is This The Martian Version Of Roswell UFO Incident?

6 months agoHumor / odd : The Inquisitr - Odd

UFOlogists say that NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has photographed a UFO crash site on planet Mars. The MRO image of the alleged crash site shows what UFOlogists and scientists agree is a bizarre-looking impact crater in the Elysium Planitia plains that straddles the Martian equator. Show More Summary

NASA Mars Orbiter Celebrates A Decade in Space

Launched from Earth on July 21, 2005, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is celebrating a decade in outer space, gathering a treasure of brilliant scientific observations and information.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter turns 10

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The spacecraft has been critical to helping NASA scientists gain a greater understanding of the red planet

Help map Mars' south polar region!

The science team of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter wants your help in mapping out the weird and wonderful features of Mars' south polar region!

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detects impact glass

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected deposits of impact glass on the Red Planet that may provide a fresh avenue for investigating the question of whether life ever existed there. The hope is that glass forged in theShow More Summary

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