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read the article 'NASA's MRO Resumes Observations'
December 16, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Researchers are receiving new science data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter after the spacecraft's six science instruments resumed observations today.
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read the article 'Spacecraft Out of Safe Mode'
December 8, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter today has been taken out of the precautionary "safe mode" it had been in since August.
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read the article 'Team Plans Uplink of Protective Files'
November 24, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The team operating NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter plans to uplink protective files to the spacecraft next week as one step toward resuming the orbiter's research and relay activities.
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read the article 'Frost-Covered Phoenix Lander Seen in Winter Images'
November 4, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Winter images of NASA's Phoenix Lander showing the lander shrouded in dry-ice frost on Mars have been captured with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE camera, aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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read the article 'New Set of High-Resolution Mars Images Online'
October 7, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thousands of image products from 233 recent telescopic observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a diversity of surface shapes and textures on Mars.
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read the article 'MRO Sees Ice on Mars Exposed by Meteor Impacts'
September 24, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed frozen water hiding just below the surface of mid-latitude Mars. The spacecraft's observations were obtained from orbit after meteorites excavated fresh craters on the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Radar Map of Mars Layers Matches Climate Cycles'
September 22, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New, three-dimensional imaging of Martian north-polar ice layers by a radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is consistent with theoretical models of Martian climate swings during the past few million years.
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read the article 'Preventive Care Continues; Science on Hold'
September 4, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

During analysis of four safe-mode events this year, engineers for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project have identified a vulnerability to the effects of subsequent events. They are currently developing added protection to eliminate this vulnerability while they continue analysis of the string of incidents this year in which the spacecraft has spontaneously rebooted its computer or switched to a backup computer.
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read the article 'Thousands of New Images Show Mars in High Resolution'
September 2, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thousands of newly released images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet.
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read the article 'Orbiter in Safe Mode Increases Communication Rate'
August 28, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

During analysis of four safe-mode events this year, engineers for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project have identified a vulnerability to the effects of subsequent events. They are currently developing added protection to eliminate this vulnerability while they continue analysis of the string of incidents this year in which the spacecraft has spontaneously rebooted its computer or switched to a backup computer.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter Puts Itself in Safe Mode Again'
August 26, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a safe mode Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, for the fourth time this year, while maintaining spacecraft health and communications. While in safe mode, the spacecraft has limited activities pending further instructions from ground controllers.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter Shows Angled View of Martian Crater'
August 12, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned a dramatic oblique view of the Martian crater that a rover explored for two years.
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read the article 'Science Operations Resume'
August 10, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been restored to full operations, making intensive science observations of Mars, four days after it unexpectedly switched to its backup computer.
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read the article 'Orbiter Safe After Computer Swap'
August 7, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is in safe mode, a precautionary standby status, and in communications with Earth after unexpectedly switching to its backup computer on Thurs. Aug. 6.
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read the article 'Mars Orbiter Resumes Science Observations'
June 9, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is examining Mars again with its scientific instruments after successfully transitioning out of a precautionary standby mode triggered by an unexpected June 3 rebooting of its computer.
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read the article 'Rebooting Resembles February Event'
June 4, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is in safe mode and in communications with Earth after an unexpected rebooting of its computer Wednesday evening, June 3.
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read the article 'Productive Mars Camera Team Accelerates Releases'
May 6, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are now being released faster than ever before.
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read the article 'Mars Spacecraft Teams on Alert for Dust-Storm Season'
April 15, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Heading into a period of the Martian year prone to major dust storms, the team operating NASA's twin Mars rovers is taking advantage of eye-in-the-sky weather reports.
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read the article 'HiRISE Sees Signs of an Unearthly Spring'
March 25, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The High Resolution Imaging Experiment, or HiRISE, run from The University of Arizona, is seeing signs of spring on Mars.
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read the article 'New Views of Martian Moon and Surface'
March 9, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

HiRISE captured these enhanced-color images of Deimos, the smaller of the two moons of Mars, on 21 February 2009.
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read the article 'Fractured Lavas Suggest Floods on Mars'
February 25, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Unique fractures in lavas on ancient Mars suggest water occasionally flooded portions of the planet's surface. The fractures, known as "columnar joints", are the first that have been observed on a planet other than Earth.
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What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mars in a Minute: How Do You Get to Mars?
What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image.
Exposed Ice in a Fresh Crater
At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona




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