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Latest Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Stories

Mars Contains More Clay Minerals Than Expected
2012-12-21 09:13:31

A larger portion of the Mars surface is covered by clay minerals - a type of rock that typically forms in places where water is present over an extended period of time - than was previously believed.

NASA Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm
2012-11-22 07:52:09

A Martian dust storm that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been tracking since last week has also produced atmospheric changes detectable by rovers on Mars.

Mars Orbiter Sees 'Dry Ice' Snow On Mars
2012-09-12 04:45:09

Although lately it has been snapping images of Curiosity and its landing remnants, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data has given scientists the clearest evidence yet of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars.

Martian Clay Suggests Planet May Have Been Hotter, Less Wet
2012-09-10 08:13:47

Evidence that the surface of the Red Planet had a watery past is being challenged by scientists after studying rock samples from an old A-bomb test site in the Pacific.

Curiosity Sends Back New Images From Mars
2012-09-06 13:20:22

NASA held a telephone conference with reporters today to give an update about what Curiosity is up to on the Martian surface.

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2012-08-27 20:55:23

For the first time in history, the voice of a human has been transported back from Curiosity on the surface of Mars.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.