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2008-12-18 14:45:00

Researchers using a powerful instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found a long sought-after mineral on the Martian surface and, with it, unexpected clues to the Red Planet's watery past.

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2008-10-28 12:00:00

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals spread across large regions of Mars.

2008-08-08 08:32:34

Clay deposits found in one of the oldest riverbed-like channels on Mars shows some unusual signatures that may shed light on the history of water -- and possibly life -- on the red planet. Observations made by an instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), currently circling the planet, already have shown substantial clay deposits that formed about 4 billion years ago in two regions of Mars, Mawrth Vallis and Nili Fossae, that indicate that water was more...

2008-07-17 09:00:37

New findings show diverse, wet environments on ancient Mars WASHINGTON, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Mars once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other wet environments that had the potential to support life, according to two new studies based on data from instruments on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

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2008-07-16 15:05:00

Two studies based on data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed that the Red Planet once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other wet environments that had the potential to support life.

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2007-12-11 14:45:00

Scrutiny by NASA's newest Mars orbiter is helping scientists learn the stories of some of the weirdest landscapes on Mars, as well as more familiar-looking parts of the Red Planet.

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2007-10-20 08:35:00

Scientists scouting potential landing sites for NASA's next Mars rover mission are using new data from a powerful mineral-mapping camera to narrow the site selection.

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2007-10-10 17:49:05

Less than a year since beginning the prime science phase of its mission, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has passed a mission-success milestone for the amount of data returned.

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2007-09-20 17:25:00

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is examining several features on Mars that address the role of water at different times in Martian history.

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2007-08-25 09:44:14

Diagnostic tests and months of stable, successful operation have resolved concerns raised early this year about long-term prospects for the powerful telescopic camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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