Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories
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.
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.
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