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Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

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2011-03-10 06:55:00

NASA's versatile Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which began orbiting Mars five years ago tomorrow, March 10, has radically expanded our knowledge of the Red Planet and is now working overtime.

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2011-03-09 12:05:00

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has nearly completed its three-month examination of a crater informally named "Santa Maria," but before the rover resumes its overland trek, an orbiting camera has provided a color image of Opportunity beside Santa Maria.

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2011-03-08 14:13:35

Rocks on Mars dug from far underground by crater-blasting impacts are providing glimpses of one possible way Mars' atmosphere has become much less dense than it used to be.

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2011-02-03 14:55:00

According to research using images from a NASA orbiter, sand dunes in a vast area of northern Mars long thought to be frozen in time are changing with both sudden and gradual motions.

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2011-01-04 14:35:00

Opportunity arrived at the western edge of Santa Maria crater in mid-December and will spend about two months investigating rocks there.

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2011-01-03 07:55:00

NASA’s Mars rover Spirit has not transmitted any data or signals since March 2010.

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2010-12-17 07:25:00

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover is getting important tips from an orbiting spacecraft as it explores areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments.

2010-12-16 16:39:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.

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2010-12-16 07:45:00

NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, broke the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet.

2010-12-15 16:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, will break the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet. The probe begins its 3,340th day in Martian orbit at 8:55 p.m.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.