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NASAâ€™s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered water that could be 99 percent pure in craters halfway between the north pole and equator of Mars.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host a media teleconference at noon PDT on Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss new research results from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
New, three-dimensional imaging of Martian north-polar ice layers by a radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is consistent with theoretical models of Martian climate swings during the past few million years.
NASA says thousands of new images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been released. The images, taken in high resolution, show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet, NASA said. The spacecraft's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera recorded the images from April through early August, the space agency said.
Thousands of newly released images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet.
Engineers for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project have stepped up the communication rate being received from the orbiter as an early step in the process of determining why the spacecraft spontaneously rebooted its computer on Aug 26.
NASA says its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has put itself into safe mode for the fourth time this year, but is maintaining communications. Safe mode was activated Wednesday morning, meaning the spacecraft has limited activities pending further instructions from ground controllers, the space agency said. Engineers have begun the process of diagnosing the problem prior to restoring the orbiter to normal science operations -- a process expected to take several days, NASA said in a statement.
NASA says its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned a dramatic oblique view of a Martian crater that a rover explored for two years. The new view of Victoria Crater shows layers on steep crater walls, difficult to see from straight overhead, plus wheel tracks left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity between September 2005 and August 2007, the space agency said. The orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera shot it at an angle comparable to looking at landscape...
This image of Victoria Crater in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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