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Mars Orbiter

NASA Braces For Comet's Close Encounter With Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.13.2014 | Science

A comet will give Mars a close shave on Sunday, Oct. 19, and NASA isn't taking any chances. Comet C/2013 A1, or 'Siding Spring,' is expected to com...

The 'New York Times' Publishes Racist Comic About India's Space Mission

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 10.01.2014 | Media
Sharanya Haridas

Yesterday's New York Times' comic by Heng, titled "India's budget mission to Mars" seems in poor taste. Qhether meant to be funny or ironic, the racial, national and classist stereotyping is apparent.

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 ...