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Overhead Shot of Curiosity Rover Shows Martian Desolation All Too Well

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets :

Earlier this month, NASA managed to snap this astonishing image of the Curiosity rover, crawling up Mount Sharp on Mars. The photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a sort of communications […] The post Overhead Shot of Curiosity Rover Shows Martian Desolation All Too Well appeared first on

High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been taking images of the rover about every three months to monitor the surrounding area for changes.

The Mars Rover Curiosity As Viewed From Mars Orbit

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Note: Larger version HERE, zoomed and enhanced (but not really) version HERE. This is a shot of the Mars Rover Curiosity (or possibly WALL-E) captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which, if you couldn't tell by the name, orbits the red planet. Show More Summary

Stunning photo of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover seen from orbit

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

That bright blue object in the center of the photo is NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover as imaged by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter earlier this month. From NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The car-size rover, climbing up lower Mount Sharp...Show More Summary

Image: NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp

Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky mountainside terrain.

NASA: Most Powerful Telescope Ever Sent to Mars Tracks Curiosity Rover's Climb Up Mount Sharp

Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky terrain of Mount Sharp towering three miles above the ancient lakeshore of Gale Crater. "Gale crater...        

NASA’s super accurate map of the 2017 eclipse

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Using data about the Moon’s terrain from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter as well as elevation data on Earth, NASA’s Ernie Wright created a very accurate map of where and when the August 2017 eclipse will occur in the United States. Standing...Show More Summary

NASA Discovers Mysterious Pit on Surface of Mars

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

Be sure to look where you’re walking on Mars. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) last week stumbled upon a hole in the surface of the Red Planet’s South Pole. In the late summer […] The post NASA Discovers Mysterious Pit on Surface of Mars appeared first on

Scientists perplexed by giant mystery hole found on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been studying Martian terrain since it was launched 12 years ago, recently discovered a feature on the Red Planet's surface that has left researchers baffled. Photo: NASA Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Image: Mysterious South Pole formation on Mars

This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show it is late summer in the Southern hemisphere, so the Sun is low in the sky and subtle topography is accentuated in orbital images.

More Evidence Of Frozen Water On The Moon

The latest evidence of surface frost was found by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting the moon since 2009.

NASA orbiter finds new evidence of frost on moon's surface

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon's south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface.

Bright spots on our moon could be frost, says NASA

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While the famed bright spot on dwarf planet Ceres got lots of attention in the past few years, it turns out that there are a few bright spots a bit closer to home. Analyzing data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), researchers have spotted bright areas on our own moon which, they say, are likely being caused by frost. Show More Summary

NASA's Lunar Orbiter Survived An Impact With A Tiny Meteor

Three years ago, a camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was struck by a tiny meteoroid as it was capturing an image of the lunar surface. By studying the resulting zigzag patterns, scientists have been able to estimate the speed and size of the offending object. More »      

NASA Lunar observation craft hit by meteoroid

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In an extremely unlikely sequence of events a camera on a NASA craft fitted with three cameras was hit by a meteoroid while compiling an image, researchers have determined. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter called the LRO was hit in 2014. The researchers noticed that something was wrong when the...

Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit

On Oct. 13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was wild and jittery. Show More Summary

Watch: SpaceX launches spy satellite into orbit

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off early Monday, carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite into orbit. Then the rocket booster made a successful return to earth. Watch the raw footage here.

SpaceX Boosts U.S. Spy Satellite Into Orbit

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. added another successful launch to its record Monday morning, but this time it carried a classified payload for the Pentagon’s National Reconnaissance Office.

Secret US Spy Satellite Heading to Low-Earth Orbit, SpaceX Launch License Shows

The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) isn't saying much about its new spy satellite, now scheduled to blast off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Monday (May 1), but it will be heading into low-Earth orbit, SpaceX's launch license shows.

New look at 2004's martian hole-in-one site

A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago.

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