Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Strange Intersecting Sand Dunes on Mars

In our exploration of Mars, we’ve seen some strange but naturally occurring shapes. Polygons – a shape with at least…

6 days ago

This is why Martian Colonists are Going to Wish They had an Atmosphere Above Them

There will be all sorts of risks for any future colonists on Mars, such as extreme weather and temperatures, radiation,…

1 month ago

This Is a Collapsed Pit on Mars, Not a Pimple

Mars has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. With the historic landing of the Perseverance…

4 months ago

A Lake in a Martian Crater was Once Filled by Glacial Runoff

Using images obtained by the MRO, a team of researchers has found features on Mars that were formed billions of…

4 months ago

Frosty Sand Dunes on Mars

Sand dunes on Mars are fascinating. They shift and move in different ways than they do on Earth, and they…

5 months ago

A Single Dust Devil on Mars

Mars has a great combination of dust and wind. The result of that combination is often dust devils. The HiRISE…

5 months ago

Perseverance’s Landing … Seen From Orbit!

The HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has done it again. The imaging team was able to capture the…

5 months ago

How Old is the Ice at Mars’ North Pole?

Using data from the MRO's HiRISE camera, a team of researchers from UC Boulder have provided a starting point for…

6 months ago

You Know it’s Spring on Mars When the Carbon Dioxide is Starting to Sublimate

The northern hemisphere of Mars is beginning to thaw from winter. But for the red planet, that doesn't mean that…

6 months ago

Mars is Still an Active World. Here’s a Landslide in Nili Fossae

A image released by the MRO mission shows a landslide near the location where the Perseverance rover will land, illustrating…

7 months ago