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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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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

Beagle-2 spacecraft discovered on Martian surface

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Lost since 2003, the UK-led Beagle-2 Mars lander has finally been discovered on the Martian surface by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Analysis of the images revealed that the lander survived its Dec. 25, 2003 touchdown, partially deploying on the surface of the Red Planet. Show More Summary

Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has rediscovered a "lost" British spacecraft that disappeared without a trace more than 11 years ago.

A Mars lander lost in 2003 has just been found

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

On Christmas Day 2003, a probe sent to Mars by Britain was lost as it landed. But now a spacecraft orbiting the red planet has captured the missing probe on camera.NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently caught sight of the Beagle 2 probe, giving Earth the first news of the failed space robot in over a decade.Read full article >>

Mars lander lost in 2003 has been found by NASA's Reconnaissance Orbiter

2 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

"A bright feature interpreted as the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander with solar arrays at least partially deployed on the surface of Mars." [JPL] The UK-built Beagle 2 Mars Lander has been considered lost on Mars since 2003. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory today announced it has been found, in images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Read the rest

The Remains Of Britain's Missing Lander May Have Been Spotted On Mars

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rumors are swirling that the British Beagle 2 lander — missing since Christmas Day in 2003 — has been spotted on the surface of the Red Planet by NASA's Reconnaissance Orbiter. Read more...

This Is a Fresh Scar on Mars's Surface

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The red planet just took a hit. This image shows a new impact crater in Elysium Planitia, discovered by the HiRISE imager aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Read more...

Mysterious Gouges in Martian Sand Dunes may be Caused by Evaporating Dry ice

After the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter began beaming back close-up images of the Red Planet, researchers spotted peculiar features along the slopes of dunes: long, sharply defined grooves (pictured) that seem to appear and disappear seasonally. Show More Summary

New Views of Ancient Martian Landscapes

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter just keeps delivering remarkable scenes from the Red Planet.

NASA's LRO spacecraft captures images of LADEE's impact crater

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. read more

NASA: "Moon's Volcanoes Were Active During Earth's Cretaceous Period --The Age of Dinosaurs"

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...

NASA finds recent evidence of volcanism on moon

New findings from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggest that the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually, including activity in geologically recent times. Previous research thought that lunar volcanism ended between one and 1.5 billion years ago, but the new findings provide evidence of young lunar volcanism much more recently. Show More Summary

Seasonal Changes in the North Polar Martian Ice Cap

Interannual and seasonal changes in the north polar ice deposits of Mars: Observations from MY 29-31 using MARCIAuthors:Calvin et alAbstract:The MARCI camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provides daily synoptic coverage that allows...Show More Summary

Nobody Knows How These Strange Ridges Appeared on Mars

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The technology used to map to Mars is advancing at a thrilling rate and uncovering all kinds of curiosities. The latest head-scratching image comes from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). It reveals a series of mysterious sandy ridges. No one knows exactly how they got there. Read more...

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