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MRO Prepares To Adjust Its Orbit To Support InSight Lander

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With its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will prepare this week for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, next year.


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Curiosity Mars Rover Studies Rock-Layer Contact Zone

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Martian bedrock

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet, for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock.

First Image Of Mars After MOM Comes Out of Blackout

First Image Of Mars After MOM Comes Out of Blackout

After MOM blackout, all the instruments are up and started acquiring data as usual.


New Website Gathering Public Input on NASA Mars Images

New Website Gathering Public Input on NASA Mars Images

Science-team members for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are soliciting help from the public to analyze exotic features near the south pole of Mars.


Curiosity Inspects Unusual Martian Bedrock

Curiosity Inspects Unusual Martian Bedrock

Approaching the third anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found a target unlike anything it has studied before -- bedrock with surprisingly high levels of silica.


Gale Crater As Seen By ISRO's Mars Orbiter

Gale Crater As Seen By ISRO's Mars Orbiter

Gale crater is located near the northwestern part of the Aeolis quadrangle. The crater was named after Walter Frederic Gale, an Australian amateur astronomer of 19th century.


Evidence of Mars' Primitive Continental Crust

Evidence of Mars' Primitive Continental Crust

The ChemCam laser instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover has turned its beam onto some unusually light-colored rocks on Mars, and the results are surprisingly similar to Earth's granitic continental crust rocks.


Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration

Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration Video in Story

Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to fly by Mars and send home close-up images. Find out how the mission changed the way we explore the Red Planet.


Cutting Through Martian History

Cutting Through Martian History

This colourful image resembles an abstract watercolour, but it is in fact a colour-coded topographic map of one of the most geologically diverse regions on Mars.


ISRO Mars Orbiter Image Near Huygens Crater

ISRO Mars Orbiter Image Near Huygens Crater

Image of impact crater located SW of Huygens crater, taken by Mars Color Camera (MCC) on 04-05-2015 at a spatial resolution of 30 m from an altitude of 576 km.


Stars and Stripes on Mars

Stars and Stripes on Mars

This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012).


Light Toned Deposit in the Aureum Chaos Region on Mars

Light Toned Deposit in the Aureum Chaos Region on Mars

The HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this closeup image of a light-toned deposit in Aureum Chaos


Video: NASA 360 Talks - Life on Mars

Video: NASA 360 Talks - Life on Mars Video in Story

Why is NASA on a historic journey to Mars? Evidence suggests that Earth's next-door neighbor once had perfect conditions for life... And may still. Don't you want to find out!?


Empty Promises On NASA's Road to Mars

Empty Promises On NASA's Road to Mars

These days you can't seem to go anywhere in the Internet without seeing #JourneyToMars slapped on Tweets about, well, everything that NASA does - regardless of how it is actually related to sending humans to Mars.


Mars Orbiter Spacecraft Enters Its 100th Orbit Around Mars

Mars Orbiter Spacecraft Enters Its 100th Orbit Around Mars

India's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft is in its 100th orbit around Mars today (Start : June 22, 2015 End: June 25, 2015).


MarCO: First Interplanetary CubeSat Mission

MarCO: First Interplanetary CubeSat Mission Video in Story

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars - a stationary lander in 2016 called InSight - the flight will include two CubeSats. This will be the first time CubeSats have flown in deep space. If this flyby demonstration is successful, the technology will provide NASA the ability to quickly transmit status information about the main spacecraft after it lands on Mars.


New Study Favors Cold, Icy Early Mars

New Study Favors Cold, Icy Early Mars

The high seas of Mars may never have existed, according to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars and suggests that a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better explains water drainage and erosion features seen on the planet today.


Mars Orbiter Spacecraft Image of the Region Around Comas Sola Crater

Mars Orbiter Spacecraft Image of the Region Around Comas Sola Crater

This image shows the region around Comas Sola crater taken by Mars color camera (MCC) on board India's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft.



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