Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

Amazing View of How Dust Storms Grow on Mars

In 2018, Mars experienced one of its global dust storms, a phenomenon seen nowhere else. As science would have it,…

3 months 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…

5 months ago

Dust Devils Have Left Dark Streaks All Over This Martian Crater

There may be no life on Mars, but there's still a lot going on there. The Martian surface is home…

7 months ago

This is Probably Sandstone Layers on Mars. Absolutely Beautiful

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in orbit around Mars for almost 14 years. It carries a variety of…

8 months ago

When Martian Storms Really Get Going, they Create Towers of Dust 80 Kilometers High

When a huge dust storm on Mars—like the one in 2018—reaches its full power, it can turn into a globe-bestriding…

10 months ago

Different Conditions From Earth Drive the Movement of Sand Dunes on Mars

Mars is a sandy planet and the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us tons of…

1 year ago

New layers of water ice have been found beneath Mars’ North Pole

A new study has found evidence of glacier of water ice beneath Mars' north pole, enough to cover the entire…

1 year ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Apr 24, 2019 – Nathaniel Putzig and Gareth Morgan of the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) Sounder Team on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Pamela Gay (astronomycast.com / cosmoquest.org / @starstryder) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier…

1 year ago

This is a Dust Devil… on Mars

We live in a time when our spacecraft orbiting Mars at an altitude of about 300 km. can snap photos…

2 years ago

These Streaks on Mars Could be Flowing Sand, not Water

A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey has revealed that recurring slope lineae on Mars could be the result…

3 years ago