Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

This Crater on Mars is Just a Couple of Years Old

Changes are always taking place on Mars, from factors like seasonal variations and wind. But there’s one other aspect that…

2 years ago

This is a Dust Avalanche on Mars

For decades, scientists have observed dark landslides called slope streaks on Mars. First seen by the Viking orbiters in the…

2 years ago

Eight Missions are Getting Extensions, Most Exciting: OSIRIS-REx is Going to Asteroid Apophis

NASA has granted mission extensions to eight different planetary missions, citing the continued excellent operations of the spacecraft, but more…

2 years ago

Here’s Something Rare: a Martian Crater That isn’t a Circle. What Happened?

Most impact craters are usually circular and fairly symmetric, but not all. This odd-shaped crater on Mars is obviously an…

2 years ago

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…

2 years ago

Mars Orbiter Captures Images of China’s Rover From Space

China’s Tianwen-1 lander and Zhurong rover touched down on the Martian plain Utopia Planitia on May 14, 2021 after spending…

2 years ago

It’s Springtime on Mars, and the Dunes are Defrosting

Nothing says springtime on Mars like defrosting dunes. (more…)

2 years ago

Strange Terraces on Mars are a Clear Signal of Sedimentary Rock

If we’ve learned anything about Mars the past 2-3 decades from the various rovers, landers and orbiters we’ve sent to…

2 years ago

Ice Peeks out of a Cliffside on Mars

The HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured another beauty. This time the image…

2 years ago

‘Glowing’ Sand Dune Erosion on the Side of a Martian Crater

While Mars is known as the Red Planet, a variety of colors can be found on the planet’s surface. Just…

3 years ago