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Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

Curiosity Mars Shut Down Soft Short
2013-11-21 10:16:07

NASA has suspended its rover Curiosity operations on Mars to check for a possible "soft" short.

Algorithm To Help Analyze Soil Images From Mars Rover Curiosity
2013-11-16 04:26:45

While the instruments on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity are able to easily identify the chemical composition of rocks, measure the speed of the wind and snap amazing images from mast-mounted cameras, the process of analyzing soil images can be a somewhat daunting task.

India's Flagship Martian Orbiter Has A Minor Hiccup Over Earth
2013-11-11 13:26:06

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.

Mars Orbiter 200 Terrabit Milestone
2013-11-11 10:21:49

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.

Mars Curiosity Solo Drive Approaching Cooperstown
2013-10-30 09:52:44

The Mars Curiosity rover finished its first two-day autonomous roll across the Martian landscape on Monday.

NASA Reveals Herculean Process Of Handling Big Data
2013-10-18 11:20:32

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.

New Type Of Impact Crater Found On Mars
2013-10-09 12:54:21

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.

NASA Developing TextureCam Smart Camera System
2013-09-09 19:22:06

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.

Mars Lander InSight Has Four Potential Targets
2013-09-04 19:15:03

NASA has dwindled down its list for potential landing sites for its next Mars lander mission down to four possibilities.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.