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Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

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.

Ancient Mars Riverbed Evidence Found
2013-01-29 18:38:25

Researchers found networks of narrow ridges in impact craters on Mars that appear to be fossilized remnants of underground cracks through which water once flowed.

Martian Surface Changes With The Seasons
2013-01-25 08:51:40

A new study, led by the Planetary Science Institute's Senior Scientists Candice Hansen, shows that the spring thaw on Mars leads to a variety of geologic changes on the planet's surface.

Mars Crater May Have Been Home To Groundwater-fed Lake
2013-01-21 04:10:25

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered evidence of a wet underground environment which suggests the planet could have once been home to a groundwater-fed lake.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.