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Frozen water deposit on Mars would fill Lake Superior

last weekNews : 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.

Rare 'Supermoon' In Nov. 2016 - How To Watch It | Video

Skywatchers will be able to gaze upon the biggest and brightest "supermoon" in almost 69 years on Nov. 14th, 2016. Live Science spoke with Noah Petro, the deputy scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, about to view it.

Schiaparelli lander crash site

last monthHumor / 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

last monthTechnology / 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

last monthTechnology : 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

last monthTechnology / 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.

Photo captures crash site of Mars lander

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted what appears to be the site where the European spacecraft crashed Wednesday

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site

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 ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.

ESA's Schiaparelli Mars lander exploded on impact, Nasa images suggest

It will take weeks to understand exactly what happened, but images from Nasa’s Reconnaissance Orbiter show Schiaparelli’s parachute and landing site The landing site of a European spacecraft that was supposed to make a historic touchdown...Show More Summary

The Moon Has Its Own Paparazzi

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera takes 600 photos of the moon every day. The post The Moon Has Its Own Paparazzi appeared first on WIRED.

NASA satellite spots remains of Mars lander, which may have exploded during crash landing

A NASA satellite in orbit around Mars appears to have spotted the remains of a European probe that crash-landed on the Red Planet on Wednesday. New pictures taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a large, dark elliptical spot on the Martian surface that was probably made by the European...

Tiny craters, big impact: The moon's surface may be more dynamic than once thought

If every scar has a story, the moon has quite the tale to tell. Scientists using cameras onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have found 222 new craters - and discovered striking blast patterns caused by the shrapnel flung out from such violent impacts. The findings, described in the journal...

Lunar Impact! Moon Probe's 'Temporal' Images Reveals New Crater | Video

Before and after images, also known as a temporal pair, of a region on the moon shows a new crater has formed. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiters snapped the first in Oct. 2012 and the second, now showing a crater, in April 2013.

Planetary science: Moon churn

2 months agoAcademics : Nature

The Moon's surface is being mapped by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, to aid planning for future missions. On page 215, Speyerer et al. report how images taken by the orbiter's camera have been used to quantify the current rate at which lunar

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