Although NASA’s ongoing Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission continues to hone global maps that will be used by lunar explorers for decades to come, the science generated by the mission’s more than four billion measurements continues to beguile lunar scientists in ways not seen since the Apollo era.
On October 22, 2015 the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) declassified and released 282 rarely or never before seen images and 825 confidential records (a total of 20,681 pages) about the so called Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL),...Show More Summary
Tables stored in flash memory aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) tell locations of Earth and the sun for the past 10 years, but not their locations next year. That needs to be changed. Carefully.
When I wrote my review of the movie The Martian, I mentioned how realistic the landscapes were. Much of the literally other-worldly scenery was based on images taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which canShow More Summary
The National Reconnaissance Office released Oct. 22 a trove of declassified records —including this silent video and photos below — from the 1960s about a military human spaceflight program.The Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) would have sent military astronauts to a small space station.The cover story of MOL was that the U.S. Show More Summary
In its 2016 budget request, the White House inexplicably proposed to end two active, scientifically productive planetary missions: the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA's latest image release from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has offered an up-close look at the real-world setting for sci-fi blockbuster The Martian. Snapped by the spacecraft's telescopic camera, the photos detail several Mars...Show More Summary
In another reminder that the Red Planet features a complex and active surface, the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured an image of a “dry ice avalanche” streaming down a cliff. Read more...
Using images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA scientists have confirmed the discovery of a water theme park on the planet Mars. "The roughly two-square-mile area known as Six Flags Olympus Mons apparently provided an assortment of exciting rides and Martian family entertainment," said researcher Helmut Richtaffler. Show More Summary
Evidence for flows of liquid water has reportedly been detected on the surface of Mars by NASA's Reconnaissance Orbiter
Scientists have found what they think is evidence of extant, if brief, flowing water on Mars. In a NASA press conference today, scientists claimed that images and spectra taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera showShow More Summary
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter finds strongest evidence yet that there is liquid water on the surface of the Red Planet, so there might also be life
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found traces of water that comes and goes on Mars—aka flowing water.
New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has confirmed that mysterious lines on the surface of the planet are evidence of liquid water. CNET's Eric Mack spoke to the scientist behind the groundbreaking discovery.
Tide rolls in, tide rolls out — we can explain that. It’s the gravitational push and pull of the moon influencing the flux of the Earth’s oceans, but what NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter […]
Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the moon shrinks, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. In August, 2010, researchers using images from LRO's Narrow...
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) is almost a silent star at Mars. The latest MRO data release brought the total number of available CTX images to over 70,000, covering well over 90% of the Red Planet at a stunning resolution of 6 meters per pixel.
It's been a while since I checked in with the University of Arizona's HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. They have just posted 122 new images with the September release and as usual the pictures are striking and amazing.Rather...Show More Summary