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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detects impact glass

3 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 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?

3 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

4 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

5 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.

NASA: The Far Side of the Moon

Because it’s in synchronous rotation with our planet, the Moon always faces Earth on one side, aka the near side. But thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA was able to map the far side of the Moon.

Take a look at the far side of the Moon in this new NASA video

If you've been curious about what the other side of the Moon looks like, but have been too lazy to look up NASA's findings on your own, this video has got you covered. Based on data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, it gives us a close look a...

Lunar Volcanoes --"Were Active During the Age of the Dinosaurs" (Today's Most Popular)

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. Scores of distinctive rock deposits observed by LRO are estimated to be less than 100 million...

Ancient Mars Islamic Civilization? NASA’s Mars Orbiter Photo ‘Shows’ Dome-Shaped Anomaly Similar to ‘Dome of the Rock’

Mars anomaly hunters have found a massive dome-shaped architectural structure in a photo taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The dome-shaped structure is strikingly similar to Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock. Could it beShow More Summary

Articulated Tripodal UFO And Alien Moon Base In 1971 Apollo 15 Mission Photo

A UFO researcher reports an anomaly in an Apollo 15 mission photo found in the archives of the website of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC maintained by the Arizona State University (ASU). The digital image may be viewed in the LROC’s Apollo Digital Image Archive here. Show More Summary

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