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Taytay Crater As Seen By ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

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Taytay Crater

Taytay Crater is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 0 .37° N and 19.65° W. It is 18.4 km in diameter and was named after Taytay Philippines.


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Matt Damon at NASA's Mars Mission Control Center Video in Story

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Matt Damon at NASA’s Mars Mission Control Center

Matt Damon talks about science, NASA and the collaboration with Andy Weir on upcoming movie The Martian during a visit to NASA's Mars Mission Control Center at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Curiosity Low-Angle Self-Portrait

Curiosity Low-Angle Self-Portrait

This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle above the "Buckskin" rock target, where the mission collected its seventh drilled sample. The site is in the "Marias Pass" area of lower Mount Sharp.


Journey To Mars - Robert Cabana Shares His Thoughts

Journey To Mars - Robert Cabana Shares His Thoughts Video in Story

NASA's on a Journey to Mars but it won't happen overnight. NASA's path for the human exploration of Mars begins in low-Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station, then onto deep space with the asteroid redirect mission and finally on to the Mars system.


Ophir Chasma As Seen By The Mars Orbiter Mission

Ophir Chasma As Seen By The Mars Orbiter Mission

This image wastaken by Mars Colour Camera over Ophir Chasma, a canyon in the Coprates quadrangle of Mars at 4 south latitude and 72.5 west longitude.


Seasonal Flows in Mars' Valles Marineris

Seasonal Flows in Mars' Valles Marineris

Among the many discoveries by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter since the mission was launched on Aug. 12, 2005, are seasonal flows on some steep slopes.


Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter At Work Ten Years After Launch

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter At Work Ten Years After Launch

Ten years after launch, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has revealed the Red Planet's diversity and activity, returning more data about Mars every week than all six other missions currently active there. And its work is far from over.


Curiosity Rover - Three Years on Mars

Curiosity Rover - Three Years on Mars Video in Story

After three action-packed years on Mars, the Curiosity rover is ready to take on higher slopes of Mount Sharp.


Mars: Flight Over Atlantis Chaos

Mars: Flight Over Atlantis Chaos Video in Story

Explore the Atlantis Chaos region of Mars, in the Red Planet's southern hemisphere. The video showcases a myriad of features that reflect a rich geological history.


Frosty Gullies on the Northern Plains of Mars

Frosty Gullies on the Northern Plains of Mars

Seasonal frost commonly forms at middle and high latitudes on Mars, much like winter snow on Earth. However, on Mars most frost is carbon dioxide (dry ice) rather than water ice.


MRO Prepares To Adjust Its Orbit To Support InSight Lander

MRO Prepares To Adjust Its Orbit To Support InSight Lander

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.


Curiosity Mars Rover Studies Rock-Layer Contact Zone

Curiosity Mars Rover Studies Rock-Layer Contact Zone

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.



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