Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

Curiosity Captured from Orbit Crossing Landing Ellipse Boundary – Martian Scenery from Above and Below

by Ken Kremer July 10, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter NASA has now released a breathtaking high resolution image of the rover Curiosity captured from Mars orbit coincidentally coinciding with her crossing the targeted landing ellipse just days after she marked ‘1 Martian Year’ on the Red Planet in search of […]

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Mars’ Dingo Gap Seen From Orbit and the Ground

by Nancy Atkinson February 12, 2014

Thanks to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the HiRISE camera, we have an orbital view of Dingo Gap, an opening between two low scarps which is spanned by a single dune. This gap and dune are visible both from the ground and from orbit. The Curiosity Mars rover has now crossed the gap and is […]

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Brand New Impact Crater Shows Up on Mars

by Nancy Atkinson February 5, 2014

The great thing about the longevity of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is that we can see changes taking place on the Red Planet, such as this relatively new and rather large impact crater. This image shows a stunning 30-meter-wide crater with a rayed blast zone and far-flung secondary material surrounding. Scientists say the impact and […]

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Stunning Dunes, Crevices And Horizons From Mars Spacecraft

by Elizabeth Howell October 11, 2013

Who doesn’t love Mars? Amid the bad news of a U.S. government shutdown now stretching towards Day 12, there are still several spacecraft from NASA and the European Space Agency taking pictures of that red dot in the sky. Here are some recent stunners from the Red Planet. Remove this ad Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Can You Spot the Future Location of the Utopia Planitia Shipyards in this New HiRISE Image?

by Nancy Atkinson July 31, 2013

The name of this large impact basin on Mars, Utopia Planitia, sounds idyllic. But it also strikes a warm place in the heart of any Trekkie, as in the future (at least in the Star Trek Universe) it will be the location of the facility where the original Starship Enterprise and its many incarnations will […]

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