Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories
PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A "hot" topic in space exploration is transient activity, which is one of 12 topics discussed in the May issue on the subject of Solar System Radar & Radio Science of Proceedings of the IEEE, the world's most highly-cited general interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science.
The Spacecraft Assembly Facility of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, was constructed in 1961 to support NASA's Ranger and Mariner missions to the moon, Venus and Mars.
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has discovered the total amount of atmosphere on Mars changes dramatically as the tilt of the planet's axis varies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opportunity arrived at the western edge of Santa Maria crater in mid-December and will spend about two months investigating rocks there.
NASAâ€™s Mars rover Spirit has not transmitted any data or signals since March 2010.
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.
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