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read the article 'NASA Mars Spacecraft Reveals a More Dynamic Red Planet'
December 10, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed to scientists slender dark markings -- possibly due to salty water - that advance seasonally down slopes surprisingly close to the Martian equator.
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Press Release
read the article 'Televised News Briefing: Dynamic Mars Over Time'
December 10, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Live Ustream Webcast: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. PST, on results from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
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Feature
read the article 'Prolific NASA Mars Orbiter Passes Big Data Milestone'
November 8, 2013

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has overhauled understanding of the Red Planet since 2006, has now returned more than 200 trillion bits of data.
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Press Release
read the article 'First HiRISE Images of Comet ISON'
September 29, 2013
Source: University of Arizona

On 29 September 2013, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) maneuvered to point its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera at ISON, a new comet passing by Mars on its way into the inner Solar System.
read the article 'First HiRISE Images of Comet ISON' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Swapping Motion-Sensing Units'
August 14, 2013

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.
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Press Release
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Gleams in View from Orbiter'
July 24, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and the wheel tracks starting at its landing site.
read the article 'Curiosity Mars Rover Gleams in View from Orbiter' Read More
Feature
read the article 'Overhead View of Mars Rover 10 Years After Launch'
July 17, 2013

An image from Mars orbit taken 10 years after the launch of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the long-lived rover on its trek to a new destination on Mars.
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Feature
read the article 'Evidence for a Martian Ocean'
July 17, 2013

Researchers have discovered evidence for an ancient delta on Mars where a river might once have emptied into a vast ocean.
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Press Release
read the article 'Mars Water-Ice Clouds Are Key To Odd Thermal Rhythm'
June 12, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice.
read the article 'Mars Water-Ice Clouds Are Key To Odd Thermal Rhythm' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Marks On Martian Dunes May Be Tracks Of Dry-Ice Sleds'
June 11, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide -- dry ice -- may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go.
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Feature
read the article 'NASA Probe Counts Space Rock Impacts On Mars'
May 15, 2013

Scientists using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have estimated that the planet is bombarded by more than 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year forming craters at least 12.8 feet (3.9 meters) across.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiters Have New Project Managers'
April 17, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Two NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars, both working long past their original prime missions, have new project managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
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Feature
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Images May Show 1971 Soviet Lander'
April 11, 2013

Hardware from a spacecraft that the Soviet Union landed on Mars in 1971 might appear in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Press Release
read the article 'Used Parachute On Mars Flaps In The Wind'
April 3, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA's Curiosity rover land on Mars last summer has subsequently changed its shape on the ground.
read the article 'Used Parachute On Mars Flaps In The Wind' Read More
Status Report
read the article 'Sun in the Way Will Affect Mars Missions in April'
March 20, 2013

The positions of the planets next month will mean diminished communications between Earth and NASA's spacecraft at Mars.
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Press Release
read the article 'NASA Helps See Buried Mars Flood Channels In 3-D'
March 7, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided images allowing scientists for the first time to create a 3-D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the Martian surface.
read the article 'NASA Helps See Buried Mars Flood Channels In 3-D' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Thawing 'Dry Ice' Drives Groovy Action on Mars'
January 24, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter see seasonal changes on far-northern Martian sand dunes caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide.
read the article 'Thawing 'Dry Ice' Drives Groovy Action on Mars' Read More
Press Release
read the article 'Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake'
January 20, 2013
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution.
read the article 'Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake' Read More

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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