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read the article 'New Tool for Touring Mars Using Detailed Images'
December 7, 2011

It's now easier than ever to explore Mars in the great detail offered by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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read the article 'NASA Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes In Motion'
November 17, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars at dozens of locations and shifting up to several yards.
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read the article 'NASA Study of Clays Suggests Watery Mars Underground'
November 2, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A new NASA study suggests if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting habitats were most likely below the Red Planet's surface.
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Feature
read the article 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Status Report: Orbiter Resumes Use of Camera'
September 8, 2011

Operators of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are resuming use of the mission's highest resolution camera following a second precautionary shutdown in two weeks.
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read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing On Mars'
August 4, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Announces News Briefing on Mars Orbiter Science Finding'
August 3, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will host a news briefing on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) about a significant new Mars science finding.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Orbiter Reveals Big Changes in Mars' Atmosphere'
April 21, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered the total amount of atmosphere on Mars changes dramatically as the tilt of the planet's axis varies.
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Press Release
read the article 'Prolific NASA Orbiter Reaches Five-Year Mark'
March 9, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's versatile Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which began orbiting Mars five years ago tomorrow, March 10, has radically expanded our knowledge of the Red Planet and is now working overtime.
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Feature
read the article 'Color View from Orbit Shows Mars Rover Beside Crater'
March 9, 2011

A new color view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter catches the rover Opportunity at work beside a football-field-size crater which the rover will soon leave behind.
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Press Release
read the article 'Some Of Mars' Missing Carbon Dioxide May Be Buried'
March 8, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rocks on Mars dug from far underground by crater-blasting impacts are providing glimpses of one possible way Mars' atmosphere has become much less dense than it used to be.
read the article 'Some Of Mars' Missing Carbon Dioxide May Be Buried' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Happy Valentine's Day from Mars'
February 14, 2011

Hearty thoughts are prompted by the image of a crater in the Arabia Terra region of Mars, taken by the Conext Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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read the article 'Northern Mars Landscape Actively Changing'
February 3, 2011
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Sand dunes in a vast area of northern Mars long thought to be frozen in time are changing with both sudden and gradual motions, according to research using images from a NASA orbiter.
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Feature
read the article 'NASA Checking on Rover Spirit During Martian Spring'
January 4, 2011

Nine months after last hearing from the Mars rover Spirit, NASA is stepping up efforts to regain communications with the rover before spring ends on southern Mars in mid-March.
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Spotlight
read the article 'Rover Will Spend 7th Birthday at Stadium-Size Crater'
January 4, 2011

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity beside a crater where the rover will spend the seventh anniversary of its landing.
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Related Information

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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