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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.

2012-08-16 23:02:43

TE’s KILOVAC Synonymous with Rugged Reliability in Harsh, Demanding Environments Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 NASA’s Curiosity rover landed


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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