Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories
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.
Lockheed Martin, under a contract from the University of Arizona, has completed assembly and testing of the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and has shipped the instrument to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
An image from Mars orbit taken 10 years after the launch of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the long-lived rover on its trek to a new destination on Mars.
Independence Day not only marks the date on which America became a free nation, but also when NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed safely on Mars in 1997 allowing the US to stake its first claim on another planet.
Researchers have discovered that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall twice a day, and they can swing by as much as 58 degrees Fahrenheit during this odd, twice-a-day pattern. .
Hunks of dry ice – carbon dioxide – may glide down Martian sand dunes like miniature hovercraft, riding on cushions of gas and plowing furrows as they go, according to new research from NASA.
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has discovered a pale rock that has a higher composition of aluminum and silica and a lower concentration of calcium and iron than any other rock it has examined during its time on Mars, the US space agency announced on Friday.
Scientists believe Mars may be rocked by more than 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year. Researchers using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter identified 248 new impact sites on parts of the Martian surface in the past decade.
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