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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Message From Mars? Bizarre 'Morse Code' Pattern Found On Red Planet

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.11.2016 | Science

A newly released NASA image of Mars shows natural patterns on the Red Planet that look a lot like Morse code. “These dunes are influenced by local t...

NASA Orbiter Discovers Glass On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

Talk about shattering expectations! NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has circled the Red Planet more than 40,000 times since arriving there in 20...

LOOK: Most Detailed Map Of Mars Yet

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released the most thorough map of the Martian surface to date. The new map of Mars, which was released...

New Map May Hold Clues To Red Planet's Watery Past

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science

An incredibly detailed new map of Mars' southern highlands shows how profoundly liquid water sculpted the region long ago, scientists say. "This map ...

LOOK: Eagle-Eyed Orbiter Spies Huge New Crater

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 05.25.2014 | Science

An eagle-eyed NASA spacecraft has spotted a fresh crater on Mars large enough to cover half of a football field, and it's no puny Martian pockmark. In...

Mysterious New Feature Discovered On Planet's Surface

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.21.2014 | Science

A NASA spacecraft has spotted a big gully on Mars, a feature that appears to have formed only within the last three years. The powerful HiRISE camera...

Malfunction Sidelines Mars Mission

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.12.2014 | Science

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) put itself into a precautionary "safe mode" Friday (March 7), but the venerable spacecraft is now on the mend...

Tantalizing New Clues Emerge In Search For Martian Water

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 02.11.2014 | Science

New clues are emerging about the mysterious streaks that appear on Mars' surface during warm weather, though scientists still can't say for sure that ...

BLAM! Mars Slammed By Space Rock

Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

Mars has a fresh new wound. This image of a 100-foot crater was snapped by a NASA spacecraft last fall and released this week. The space agency sa...

WOW: Asteroids Hit Mars HOW MANY Times Each Year?

Posted 05.26.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/24/2013 12:46 PM EDT on SPACE.com Small space rocks are carving fresh craters into the Martian surface more ofte...

Mars Spacecraft Will Be On Their Own For HOW Long?

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/25/2013 05:33 AM EDT on SPACE.com An unfavorable planetary alignment will force NASA's fleet of robotic Mars explorer...

Ancient Lake May Hold New Clues Concerning Life On Mars

Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 01/20/2013 04:23 PM EST on SPACE.com New photos of a huge crater on Mars suggest water may lurk in crevices under...

PHOTO: Rover's Tracks Visible On Planet's Surface

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/18/2013 05:41 AM EST on SPACE.com The Red Planet ramblings of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are clearly visible in a n...

Scientists See Snow On Mars (And It's Not Made Of Water)

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science

Earth wasn't the only planet that was pounded with snow this past winter. New data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the Red Planet ...

LOOK: Satellite Image Shows Curiosity's Descent

Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

The animation, interactive feature and infographic showing the Mars Rover Curiosity's harrowing entry, landing and descent (EDL) are certainly phenome...

Teeny Tiny Martian Snowflakes Revealed By Orbiter

Posted 06.23.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/22/2012 12:23 PM EDT on SPACE.com Snowflakes on Mars are smaller than their Earth counterparts, having roughly...

Planet's Strange Landscape Gets Surprising New Explanation

Posted 05.28.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/26/2012 06:24 AM EDT on SPACE.com One of the Red Planet's most mysterious landforms is probably 2 billion years olde...

PHOTOS: Tornado On Mars Kicks Up Huge Dust Column

Posted 03.09.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 03/08/2012 10:18 AM EST on SPACE.com A dust devil on Mars has been caught in the act of tearing across the Red Pl...

PHOTO: Poignant Mars Photo Shows Dead Spacecraft

Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 02/10/2012 07:42 AM EST on SPACE.com A NASA probe orbiting Mars has captured new photos of two dead spacecraft fr...

LOOK: NASA Releases Amazing New Pictures Of Mars

Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

NASA on Wednesday added four spectacular images to its 20,500-photo database of high-resolution images of Mars. These new images were taken in Nov...

Mars PHOTOS: HiWISH People's Choice Images Of The Red Planet (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA's HiRISE camera, the most powerful camera ever sent into space, is currently doing a tour of duty on Mars, and has been returning stunning pictur...