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