The camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter needed to be calibrated, so it made this image of the moon and Earth, which NASA released on Friday.
When I saw the image above, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Recognize them? Those are the Earth and Moon, as seen from Mars. That image was taken by the phenomenal HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which was just over 200 million km from Earth at the time. Show More Summary
Combining elevation data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) with Earth topography data, NASA researchers have produced the most accurate map ever created for the path of totality of the total solar eclipse that will be...Show More Summary
From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.
…with this stunning composite image of the Earth and its moon, courtesy of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. [Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona] From the associated text This composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image more...
During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 million miles (205 million kilometers). It’s so clear, you can even make out our planet’s continents. Read more...
The jagged peaks and valleys of the moon make the path of totality for the the August 2017 solar eclipse an imperfect oval. Data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and other products were used to make this visualization.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Thanks to elevation data of the moon from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, coupled with detailed NASA topography data of Earth, we have the most accurate maps of the path of totality for any eclipse to date.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA has selected a mission that will perform the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. The Lucy mission (which will feature a color imaging and infrared mapping spectrometer from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center) will launch in 2021 to study six of these exciting worlds.
(Southwest Research Institute) NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to lead Lucy, a landmark Discovery mission to perform the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter.
NASA has selected a mission that will perform the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. The Lucy mission will launch in 2021 to study six of these exciting worlds.
Because it is:"... Groups of dark brown streaks have been photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on melting pinkish sand dunes covered with light frost..."
New images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show small, erosion-carved cracks in Red Planet sand dunes. The features may be infant versions of similar-looking but larger Martian channel-networks that have been dubbed spiders.
A recent study from ESA's Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provides new evidence for a warm young Mars that hosted water across a geologically long timescale, rather than in short episodic bursts – something that has important...
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...
Martian radar expert Cassie Stuurman explains how the SHARAD instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was used to detect buried ice deposits.
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.
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
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.
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