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Mars Orbiter

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...

Planet's Dark Streaks Suggest Active Water Cycle

Space.com | Denise Chow | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

Dark seasonal streaks on slopes near the Martian equator may be a sign of flowing salt water on Mars, liquid runoff that melts and evaporates during ...

LOOK: Mars Like You've Never Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | Science

Astronomers often use "false-color" images to better understand deep space phenomena like supernova remnants or nebulae. But false color imagery is al...

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...

Space Agency Strives To Fix Glitch In Old Orbiter

Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/18/2012 03:03 PM EDT on SPACE.com An old NASA spacecraft in orbit around Mars is a step closer to recovering fro...

Spacecraft In 'Safe' Mode After Technical Glitch

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- A NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars is in safe mode after it detected a problem. The Mars Odyssey, which has been circling the red planet ...

NASA Orbiter Yields Big Surprise About Sand Dunes On Mars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 05/09/2012 01:15 PM EDT on SPACE.com Towering sand dunes on Mars, once thought to be ancient and unchanging, are...

LOOK: Scientists Explain Weird 'Animal Face' On Mars

Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

It looks as if scientists have finally caught a glimpse of life on Mars—well, at least something that looks like life. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Or...

WATCH: Vast Martian Dust Devil Stretches 12 Miles High

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

by Richard A. Kerr on 5 April 2012, 2:06 PM Earth may have terrifying tornadoes, but when it comes to dust devils, Mars has us b...

Orbiter Reveals The Shifting Sands Of Mars

AP | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

PASADENA, Calif. — Sand is blowing in the wind on the surface of Mars – at least in some places. NASA on Thursday released images documen...

Life at the SETI Institute: Adrian Brown -- The Time for Mars is Now

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Gail Jacobs When most people look at photos of the Martian landscape, they see the kind of dry topography that, while attractive, shows only that ...