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Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Samples Mars' Atmosphere And Finds A Surprise
2013-06-13 11:55:13

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. .

Snowboarding Dry Ice On Martian Dunes
2013-06-12 08:58:14

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.

Opportunity Rover Finds Martian Rock With Unique Composition
2013-05-18 04:32:57

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.

Mars Is Bombarded By 200 Asteroids A Year
2013-05-16 04:04:41

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.

Martian Snowstorms Can Be Forecast Weeks Before They Occur
2013-05-09 09:43:53

A new study from an international group of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) reveals that snowstorms that lash the northern hemisphere of Mars during the harsh winters may be predicted several weeks in advance.

Mars Orbiter Finds Evidence Of Soviet Union Lander
2013-04-12 05:38:54

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may have captured images of hardware from a Soviet era spacecraft that landed on Mars in 1971.

Used Parachute From Curiosity Rover Flaps In The Wind On Mars
2013-04-03 14:10:32

Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA's Curiosity rover land on Mars last summer has subsequently changed its shape on the ground.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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