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read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Provides Travel Tips for Mars Rover'
December 16, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover is getting important tips from an orbiting spacecraft as it explores areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments.
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read the article 'Pits, Flows, Other Scenes in New Set of Mars Images'
December 1, 2010

Thousands of new Mars images from 340 observations by the highest resolution camera orbiting the Red Planet include scenes of rimless pits, mud volcanoes and other features.
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Press Release
read the article 'Silica on a Mars Volcano Tells of Wet and Cozy Past'
October 31, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Light-colored mounds of a mineral deposited on a volcanic cone more than three billion years ago may preserve evidence of one of the most recent habitable microenvironments on Mars.
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Press Release
read the article 'Study Links Fresh Mars Gullies to Carbon Dioxide'
October 29, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A growing bounty of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals that the timing of new activity in one type of the enigmatic gullies on Mars implicates carbon-dioxide frost, rather than water, as the agent causing fresh flows of sand.
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Feature
read the article 'Atmosphere Checked, One Mars Year Before a Landing'
September 29, 2010

In preparation for NASA's next rover landing on the Red Planet, one Mars year away, an instrument studying the Martian atmosphere from orbit has begun a campaign.
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Press Release
read the article 'Team Restoring Mars Orbiter after Reboot'
September 17, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a precautionary standby mode after experiencing a spontaneous computer reboot on Sept. 15. The mission's ground team has begun restoring the spacecraft to full operations.
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Feature
read the article 'Tracing The Big Picture Of Mars' Atmosphere'
August 26, 2010

One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily profiles of the changing structure of the planet's atmosphere.
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Spotlight
read the article 'Hundreds of New Views from Telescope Orbiting Mars'
August 4, 2010

The most powerful telescopic camera ever to orbit Mars reveals a fresh crater, an ice mound, climate-recording layers and many other views in 314 newly released observations.
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Press Release
read the article 'New Project Manager for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter'
August 2, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a new project manager: Phil Varghese, who has managed another veteran NASA Mars mission – the Mars Odyssey orbiter – since 2004.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA and Microsoft Provide Mars 3-D Close Encounter'
July 12, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and Microsoft Research are bringing Mars to life with new features in the WorldWide Telescope software that provide viewers with a high-resolution 3-D map of the Red Planet.
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Press Release
read the article 'New Clues Suggest Wet Era on Early Mars was Global'
June 24, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Minerals in northern Mars craters seen by two orbiters suggest that a phase in Mars' early history with conditions favorable to life occurred globally, not just in the south.
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Spotlight
read the article 'Strange Martian Spirals Explained'
June 16, 2010

Almost 40 years ago, NASA's Mariner 9 spacecraft relayed to Earth the first video images of Mars' northern polar ice cap, revealing a strange pattern of spiral swirls that has puzzled scientists ever since. Using new data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers have finally uncovered the secrets of the troughs that snake through the ice cap like a spiraled maze.
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Press Release
read the article 'Detailed Martian Scenes in New Images from Mars Orbiter'
June 9, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Six hundred recent observations of the Mars landscape from an orbiting telescopic camera include scenes of sinuous gullies, geometrical ridges and steep cliffs.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Orbiter Penetrates Mysteries of Martian Ice Cap'
May 26, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet.
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Press Release
read the article 'Phoenix Mars Lander Does Not Phone Home, New Image Shows Damage'
May 24, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander has ended operations after repeated, unsuccessful attempts to contact the lander, and a new orbiter image shows signs of ice damage to Phoenix.
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Press Release
read the article 'New Martian Views From Orbiting Camera Show Diversity'
May 5, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New images from more than 750 recent observations of Mars by an orbiting telescopic camera testify to the diversity of landscapes there.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Spacecraft Snaps Photos Chosen by Public'
March 31, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars has returned the first pictures of locations on the Red Planet suggested by the public.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Dunes: On the Move?'
March 4, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New studies of ripples and dunes shaped by the winds on Mars testify to variability on that planet, identifying at least one place where ripples are actively migrating and another where the ripples have been stationary for 100,000 years or more.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Speeds Past Data Milestone'
March 3, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's newest Mars orbiter, completing its fourth year at the Red Planet next week, has just passed a data-volume milestone unimaginable a generation ago and still difficult to fathom: 100 terabits.
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Press Release
read the article 'Radar Map of Buried Martian Ice Adds to Climate Record'
March 2, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Extensive radar mapping of the middle-latitude region of northern Mars shows that thick masses of buried ice are quite common beneath protective coverings of rubble.
read the article 'Radar Map of Buried Martian Ice Adds to Climate Record' Read More
Spotlight
read the article 'Enhanced 3D Model of Mars Crater Edge Shows Ups and Downs'
February 17, 2010

A dramatic 3D Mars view based on terrain modeling from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter data shows "highs and lows" of Mojave Crater.
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Press Release
read the article 'Layers Piled in a Mars Crater Record a History of Changes'
February 11, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Near the center of a Martian crater about the size of Connecticut, hundreds of exposed rock layers form a mound as tall as the Rockies and reveal a record of major environmental changes on Mars billions of years ago.
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Press Release
read the article 'Public Invited To Pick Pixels on Mars'
January 20, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars will soon be taking photo suggestions from the public.
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Press Release
read the article 'Resumed Mars Orbiter Observations Yield Stunning Views'
January 14, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dunes of sand-sized materials have been trapped on the floors of many Martian craters. This view shows dunes inside a crater in Noachis Terra, west of the giant Hellas impact basin in Mars' southern hemisphere.
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Press Release
read the article 'Martian Landform Observations Fill Special Journal Issue'
January 11, 2010
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Martian landforms shaped by winds, water, lava flow, seasonal icing and other forces are analyzed in 21 journal reports based on data from a camera orbiting Mars.
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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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