Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories
India's Mars Orbiter Mission, otherwise known as Mangalyaan or MOM, encountered a problem with a liquid fuel thruster, causing the probe to miss an intended higher orbital path.
NASA announced that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has sent back over 200 terabits worth of data, or three months worth of non-stop high definition video, since 2006.
The Mars Curiosity rover finished its first two-day autonomous roll across the Martian landscape on Monday.
If you’ve ever downloaded a movie from the internet, you know that large amounts of data can take time to transfer and process using a standard computer. Now imagine the herculean task NASA faces in trying to process the constant flood of data streaming in from across the solar system.
Based on nuclear test data and volcano research information, an astronomer has described a new category of impact crater – Low-Aspect-Ratio Layered Ejecta (LARLE) craters.
As urgent as interplanetary exploration might seem, NASA must deal with a significant communication delay that acts as a bottleneck between robotic explorers like the Curiosity rover on Mars and scientists here on Earth.
NASA has dwindled down its list for potential landing sites for its next Mars lander mission down to four possibilities.
NASA’s Opportunity rover has been plugging away on the Red Planet now for more than nine years and has survived several Martian winters. The rover is now studying a rocky layer on the edge of “Solander Point” that shows signs of an acidic wet past and a much older neutral wet environment.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.
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