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read the article 'Mars May Be Emerging From an Ice Age'
December 17, 2003
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey missions have provided evidence of a relatively recent ice age on Mars. In contrast to Earth's ice ages, a Martian ice age waxes when the poles warm, and water vapor is transported toward lower latitudes. Martian ice ages wane when the poles cool and lock water into polar icecaps.
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read the article 'Odyssey Studies Changing Weather And Climate On Mars'
December 8, 2003
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars may be going through a period of climate change, new findings from NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter suggest.
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read the article 'Mars Odyssey Mission Status'
November 26, 2003
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Martian radiation environment experiment on NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter has collected data continuously from the start of the Odyssey mapping mission in March 2002 until late last month. The instrument has successfully monitored space radiation to evaluate the risks to future Mars-bound astronauts. Its measurements are the first of their kind to be obtained during an interplanetary cruise and in orbit around another planet.
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read the article 'Odyssey Thermal Data Reveals a Changing Mars'
June 5, 2003
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The first overview analysis of a year's worth of high-resolution infrared data gathered by the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) on NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is opening Mars to a new kind of detailed geological analysis and revealing a dynamic planet that has experienced dramatic environmental change.
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read the article 'NASA's Mars Odyssey Changes Views about Red Planet'
March 13, 2003
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has transformed the way scientists are looking at the red planet.
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read the article 'NASA's Mars Odyssey Points to Melting Snow as Cause of Gullies'
February 19, 2003
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Images from the visible light camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, combined with images from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, suggest melting snow is the likely cause of the numerous eroded gullies first documented on Mars in 2000 by Global Surveyor.
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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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Martian Pit Feature Found by Seventh Graders
Martian Pit Feature Found by Seventh Graders
Sixteen seventh-graders at Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, Calif., found the Martian pit feature at the center of the superimposed red square in this image while participating in a program that enables students to use the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU




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