HiRISE camera

Perseverance Finally Spots its Own Parachute on the Surface of Mars

More than 13 months after the Perseverance rover landed on Mars (on February 18, 2021), the rover’s cameras have finally…

8 months ago

What a Feat! Ingenuity Photographed From Space

It seems like only months ago that the Perseverance Rover landed in Jezero Crater on Mars. But in fact, it's…

8 months ago

China’s Rover Completes its Primary 90-day Mission, but it Still has More Science to do

Three months after touching down on the Martian surface, China's Zhurong rover has completed its primary mission and is still…

1 year ago

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…

1 year ago

Bright Ejecta Reveals a Fresh Crater on Mars

Meteors hit much harder on Mars than they do on the Earth.  Lack of atmosphere obviously contributes to that, but…

2 years ago

Mars has Been Through Many Ice Ages in the Last Billion Years

Like Earth, Mars has experienced periods of extreme glaciation or ice sheet coverage, which are known as ice ages. As…

2 years ago

This Martian Lava Tube Skylight is 50 Meters Across. The Biggest Lava Tube on Earth is Only 15 Meters Across

NASA's Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet when it reached Mars in late 1971. It got…

2 years ago

Sediments on Mars, Created By Blowing Wind or Flowing Water

The HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us a steady stream of…

3 years ago

Another Incredible Picture of Mars, This Time From a Region Just Outside Valles Marineris

An image taken by the MROs HiRISE camera showcases the types of terrain around part of Mars' Valles Marineris canyon…

3 years ago

This is the Spot Where ESA’s Schiaparelli Crashed Into Mars

The MRO's HiRISE camera recently snapped fresh images of where the ESA's Schiaparelli lander crashed on the surface of Mars…

3 years ago