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#DPS2017: Progress report on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring

Three years ago, on October 19, 2014, comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring passed within 138,000 kilometers of Mars. At the 2017 meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, we heard a progress report on Mars orbiter imaging of the comet's nucleus.

New Mars images may show 'cradle of life' on the red planet

New images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may show us where life first began on Mars.        

Image: Prospecting from orbit

The combination of morphological and topographic information from stereo images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as compositional data from near-infrared spectroscopy has been proven to be a powerful tool for understanding the geology of Mars.

What the solar eclipse looked like from the Moon

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

If you were on the Moon during last week's solar eclipse, you would have seen the Moon's shadow moving across Earth. This image was taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) satellite. From Arizona State University's Lunar Reconnaissance...Show More Summary

NASA's lunar orbiter snaps the solar eclipse from the Moon

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The internet is alive with captures of the spectacular solar eclipse on August 21, but here is one vantage point we haven't seen. As the darkness enveloped a huge swath of the United States, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)Show More Summary

This is what the solar eclipse looked like from the moon - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a winner of a solar eclipse photo from its long-distant location near the moon.

NASA's Lunar mission captures solar eclipse as seen from the moon

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, captured an image of the Moon's shadow over a large region of the United States, centered just north of Nashville, Tennessee.

Image: A world of snowy dunes on Mars

It was spring in the Northern hemisphere when this image was taken on May 21, 2017, at 13:21 local Mars time, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Over the winter, snow and ice have inexorably covered the dunes. Unlike on Earth, this snow and ice is carbon dioxide, better known to us as dry ice.

NASA orbiter captures snowy dunes on Mars - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Dry ice lies across a series of dunes like a dusting of powdered sugar in this image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA's LRO team wants you to wave at the moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth.

NASA's LRO team wants you to wave at the moon

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth.

Congress gives NASA's planetary science division some love (and a Mars orbiter)

The House of Representatives proposed $2.1 billion for NASA's planetary science budget, which would be an all-time high. Part of the increase would be used to start work on a new reconnaissance and communications orbiter.

NASA sees 'dragon scales' on surface of Mars - CNET

3 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The Red Planet's surface looks a lot like the scaly skin of an out-of-this-world dragon in this Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image.

NASA finds signs of ancient 'Niagara Falls' of lava on Mars

4 months agoNews : The Cutline

Sure, NASA has found signs of ancient water on Mars multiple times over the years, but now it's time to talk about something that's significantly more badass: molten Martian lava.  NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)...Show More Summary

Image: The Niagara Falls of Mars

Various researchers are often preoccupied with the quest for flowing water on Mars. However, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), shows one of the many examples from Mars where lava (when it was molten) behaved in a similar fashion to liquid water.

The Moon Has Its Own Paparazzi

4 months agoArts / Photography : Wired: Photo

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera takes 600 photos of the moon every day.

Overhead Shot of Curiosity Rover Shows Martian Desolation All Too Well

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

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 Geek.com.

High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover

4 months agoNews : 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

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