MRO

Want to Live on Mars? Here's Where the Water is

By combining data from the Mars Express and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a team of researchers has produced a map of…

1 month ago

This Bizarre Terrain on Mars is Caused by Water Ice and Carbon Dioxide

From orbit, this landscape on Mars looks like a lacy honeycomb or a spider web. But the unusual polygon-shaped features…

3 months ago

These are Star Dunes on Mars, Formed When the Wind Comes From Many Different Directions

Missions to Mars are expensive, even orbiters. They're there to do science, not take pretty pictures. But sometimes Mars' beauty…

6 months 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…

8 months ago

One Feature Mars has That we Don’t: Polar Megadunes

New renderings from Kevin M Gill show a unique feature on Mars: the northern polar Chasma Boreale Megadunes!

10 months ago

Dusty Snow on Mars Could be Melting Just Below the Surface

Dust on Mars gets everywhere - including on top of ice deposited during one of Mars’ previous ice ages.  Just…

1 year ago

Dust Storms on Mars Continue to Make the Planet Drier

Combining data from three Mars orbiter missions, a team of scientists have found undeniably proof that regional dust storms are…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

What’s Causing Those Landslides on Mars? Maybe Underground Salt and Melting Ice

Changes in Mar’s geography always attract significant scientific and even public attention.  A hope for signs of liquid water (and…

2 years 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…

2 years ago