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

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

2 weeks 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

3 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

Glass Found on Mars Could Hold Signs of Life

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has circled the Red Planet more than 40,000 times since arriving there in 2006. During that time, the spacecraft has spied everything from avalanches to dust devils to buried glaciers. And now, for the first time ever, it has detected deposits of glass nestled in impact craters on the Martian surface. Show More Summary

Glass Found On Mars May Hold Important Clues About Life On The Red Planet

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Talk about shattering expectations! NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has circled the Red Planet more than 40,000 times since arriving there in 2006. During that time, the spacecraft has spied everything from avalanches to dust devils...Show More Summary

Sen: Lunar Cartography

The United States Geological Survey just released two incredible and incredibly beautiful maps of the Moon, made using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. They are highly detailed and quite lovingly produced. I wrote about them for my twice-monthly column at Sen.com (subscription required). Show More Summary

Behold The Dark Sand Dunes Of Mars

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The HiRISE camera mounted on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is exploring the history of water on Mars, snapped this photo of a circular depression on the Red Planet's surface. Read more...

Aerospace Defense Force Detects Reconnaissance Satellites Spying on Russia

According to commander of the Space Command Maj. Gen. Oleg Maidanovich, Russia's Aerospace Defense Force has recently detected on the orbit a group of reconnaissance satellites spying on Russia.

Ep. 115: The Moon, Part 3: Return to the Moon

It's time for a third lunar chapter. We've talked about the physical characteristics of the Moon, and the exploration. Now we're going to talk about the plans to return to the Moon. From the upcoming lunar reconnaissance orbiter to the plans to have humans set foot on the Moon again, for the first time in more than 50 years.

Newly Discovered Martian Glaciers Pack Over 150 Billion Cubic-Meters of Ice

? Underneath its red, rusty exterior, it seems Mars has a cold heart of ice. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute used radar measurements from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and found that Mars has several glacier belts of water ice under a layer of dust. Show More Summary

Glacial Belts of Water Ice Found on Mars

Using radar measurements from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers have been able to determine that belts of glaciers, making up 150 Billion cubic meters of water ice, encircle the Red Planet.

Mars, In Depth

See the latest three-dimensional landscapes captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Budget cuts at NASA could kill Opportunity, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA has announced that it may have to cancel both the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the ongoing Opportunity mission due to budget shortfalls. Both projects could be vital to long-term colonization efforts on the Moon or Mars.

How Are Moon Maps Made?

5 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

At the 46th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston last week, I met some of the planetary scientists who use the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to craft maps of the moon—those spectacular, highly detailed images thatShow More Summary

How NASA Uses the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to Hunt for New Craters on the Moon

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by NASA looks at how the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and its three onboard cameras hunt for new craters on the Moon. In the video, Dr. Mark Robinson explains how the lunar satellite compares images to find differences indicative of newly formed craters.

NASA spacecraft completes 40,000 Mars orbits

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passed a mission milestone of 40,000 orbits on Feb. 7, 2015, in its ninth year of returning information about the atmosphere, surface and subsurface of Mars, from equatorial to polar latitudes.

The other side of the moon

7 months agoHumor : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. It's not dark. And there don't appear to be any Nazi encampments - at least on the surface.Awesome imagery created by NASA using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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