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HiRISE image coverage of the Curiosity field site on Mars, Version 4.0

The latest and greatest update of Emily's list of all the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE images that contain Curiosity hardware, tracks, or traverses.

Moon caves at lunar north pole might lead astronauts right to water

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Scientists might have found a cave system at the moon’s north pole that could lead astronauts straight to the lunar water supply. The SETI Institute said this week that NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took photos of a large crater in the area that appear to show entrances to underground...

NASA Finds Vast Deposits of Ice Just Under Martian Surface

We've known for years that there is at least some water ice on Mars, but it's been hard to pin down where it is and how easy it would be to extract. New data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates it could be almost everywhere. The post NASA Finds Vast Deposits of Ice Just Under Martian Surface appeared first on ExtremeTech.

NASA finds possible lava tubes that could support lunar colonies

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite has found clues to possible lava tubes on the Moon that could provide ready-built accommodation and supplies for future astronauts. The post NASA finds possible lava tubes that could support lunar colonies appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

3D scans reveal huge underground ice sheets on Mars

Mars may not be as dry as it looks. NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have used instruments onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to analyze the vertical structure and thickness of buried ice sheets, which preserve...Show More Summary

Erosion is revealing surprising amounts of water ice on Mars

If future astronauts need to mine water on Mars, they may not even have to dig. Thanks to erosion wearing away the Martian surface, scientists using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have spotted thick deposits of ice in the planet’s mid-latitudes that extend hundreds of feet deep. The discovery,...

ON UNDER THE ROCKS: Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surface. The newer Mars Reconna…

ON UNDER THE ROCKS: Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surface. The newer Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mapped the surface in greater detail. Dundas and his colleagues used its pictures to locate exposed ice in small craters, glaciers and ice sheets. “The high-resolution data has greatly improved our understanding of various ice-related land […]

'A fantastic find': Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surface

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter discovered ice sheets that are 300 feet thick.

Steep slopes on Mars reveal structure of buried ice

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars' surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes.

Erosion is revealing surprising amounts of water ice on Mars

Thanks to erosion wearing away surface rock on Mars, scientists using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have spotted thick deposits of ice in the planet’s mid-latitudes that extend hundreds of feet deep. The discovery, described in the journal Science, could offer researchers a tantalizing new...

Image: The fault in our Mars

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits. Some of the faults produced a clean break along the layers, displacing and offsetting individual beds (yellow arrow).

Dark streaks on Mars may not be evidence of water after all

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Mars is a pretty barren place, and although vast oceans likely once covered the surface, nowadays any remaining water seems to be locked in ice at the poles or underground. But in 2011 the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spotted dark streaks in the dust that appear in summer and vanish in winter, hinting at the influence of flowing water. Show More Summary

The 100-megapixel Moon

3 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Seán Doran used images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to create this 100-megapixel image of the Moon (full 10000x10000 pixel image here). Phil Plait explains how Doran made the image: LRO WAC images have a resolution of aboutShow More Summary

#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

5 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

5 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

5 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.

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