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Are These Water Flows On Mars? Quite Possibly, New Observations Reveal

by Elizabeth Howell February 10, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter What a tangled web of water and water ice stories on Mars. There’s likely some underground. There’s definitely some at the north pole. And we are pretty certain water flowed there in the ancient past. But what about surface water today, […]

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Skim Across Mars In Virtual Reality With These New Orbital Images

by Elizabeth Howell November 7, 2013

Stop what you’re doing, grab the nearest 3-D glasses (red/blue type) you have available and then pretend you’re hovering above Mars for a while. These are some of the latest images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been cruising above the planet since 2006. Make sure to click through these pictures to see the […]

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A Dark and Dusty Avalanche on Mars

by Jason Major November 4, 2013

Mars may be geologically inactive but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening there — seasonal changes on the Red Planet can have some very dramatic effects on the landscape, as this recent image from the HiRISE camera shows! Remove this ad Jason Major on Google+

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This is Comet ISON Seen From Mars

by Jason Major October 2, 2013

It’s not much to look at, but there it is: the incoming comet ISON (aka C/2012 S1) as seen by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. An enlarged version of one of four just-released images, this represents a 256-by-256-pixel patch of sky imaged by HiRISE on Sunday, September 29. ISON is the fuzzy blob at […]

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Feast Your Mind on This: Strange “Brain Terrain” on Mars

by Jason Major September 19, 2013

It doesn’t take much thought to understand why this landscape on Mars is called “brain terrain” — the swirling lobes of ice, part of a large glacial deposit in Mars’ northern hemisphere, uncannily resemble the texture of a brain — or at the very least a brain coral! What causes this strange landscape? Find out […]

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