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Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

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.

Opportunity To Investigate Mars' Ancient Past At Solander Point
2013-08-15 07:02:20

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.

Switching Motion-Sensing Units On The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2013-08-12 11:20:00

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.


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