Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

'Flowing' water on Mars could actually be sand, reveals study

'Flowing' water on Mars could actually be sand, reveals study

The study is based on observations made with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Nov 22, 2017, 08:32 AM IST
Where does Mars get its sand from? This is probably where its produced

Where does Mars get its sand from? This is probably where its produced

The grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Earth and Mars have a hazardous existence because of the way that they travel. 

Oct 11, 2017, 11:14 AM IST
Fading winter on Mars shows dry ice effect on dunes in the form of 'beautiful patterns' – See pic

Fading winter on Mars shows dry ice effect on dunes in the form of 'beautiful patterns' – See pic

Captured on May 21, 2017, at 13:21 local Mars time during spring in Mars' Northern hemisphere, the image shows how over the winter, snow and ice have inexorably covered the dunes.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
Are there worms on Martian surface? NASA image reveals bizarre subsurface patterns on red planet!

Are there worms on Martian surface? NASA image reveals bizarre subsurface patterns on red planet!

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured some breathtaking images of the Mars where a worm-like fissures were blanketing the floor of a mysterious crater on the surface of the red planet.

Jul 15, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
NASA's MRO captures breathtaking view of ancient 'lava falls' on Mars

NASA's MRO captures breathtaking view of ancient 'lava falls' on Mars

The image was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and reveals the incredible structures left behind, in a region reminiscent of Niagara Falls.

Jun 30, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
Up above Mars so high: NASA's MRO captures Curiosity scaling the Martian surface! - See pic

Up above Mars so high: NASA's MRO captures Curiosity scaling the Martian surface! - See pic

The image was taken on June 5, 2017, two months before the fifth anniversary of Curiosity's landing near Mount Sharp on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6, 2017, EDT and Universal Time).

Jun 23, 2017, 13:09 PM IST
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures beautiful windblown sand in Ganges Chasma

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures beautiful windblown sand in Ganges Chasma

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a beautiful image of windblown sand in Ganges Chasma, a canyon in the Valles Marineris system.

Apr 28, 2017, 00:37 AM IST
NASA shares beautiful winter's view of gullied crater on Martian surface

NASA shares beautiful winter's view of gullied crater on Martian surface

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful winter's view of a gullied crater in Mars' northern hemisphere.

Apr 20, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
Spotted – Mysterious secondary craters observed on Mars

Spotted – Mysterious secondary craters observed on Mars

The image was captured by the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that has been studying the Red Planet's atmosphere and terrain from orbit since 2006.

Apr 19, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
NASA's MRO discovers structure on martian surface which could be an impact crater!

NASA's MRO discovers structure on martian surface which could be an impact crater!

The US space agency NASA has released an image from the HiRISE instrument on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter which could be an impact crater.

Apr 05, 2017, 23:28 PM IST
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completes 50,000th orbit of Red Planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completes 50,000th orbit of Red Planet

The orbiter, which is the most data-productive spacecraft yet at Mars, continues to compile the most sharp-eyed global coverage ever accomplished by a camera at the Red Planet.

Mar 30, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
Take a closer look at Holden Crater! NASA shares the pic

Take a closer look at Holden Crater! NASA shares the pic

The US space agency NASA has shared a clear view of the Holden Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra displaying a series of finely layered deposits on its floor.

Mar 17, 2017, 22:48 PM IST
NASA's Mars orbiter spots massive dust storms bigger than US swelling on Red Planet - Watch

NASA's Mars orbiter spots massive dust storms bigger than US swelling on Red Planet - Watch

Images from the orbiter's wide-angle Mars Color Imager (MARCI) show each storm growing in the Acidalia area of northern Mars, then blowing southward and exploding to sizes bigger than the United States after reaching the southern hemisphere.

Mar 10, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Layers and dark dunes on Martian surface as seen by HiRISE camera

Layers and dark dunes on Martian surface as seen by HiRISE camera

NASA says colors are enhanced in the cutout of a pit exposing reddish layers. 

Feb 24, 2017, 16:51 PM IST
Summer on Red Planet - New image from HiRISE reveals dune field formed near base of the North Polar cap (See pic)

Summer on Red Planet - New image from HiRISE reveals dune field formed near base of the North Polar cap (See pic)

As per NASA, the image was taken during the Martian northern summer, so there is no frost present on the dunes. 

Feb 03, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
Take a look – HiRESE captures stunning photo of well-preserved impact ejecta on Mars

Take a look – HiRESE captures stunning photo of well-preserved impact ejecta on Mars

As per NASA, the image of the crater in Terra Sabaea is illustrative of the complexity of ejecta deposits forming as a by-product of the impact process that shapes much of the surface of Mars.

Jan 13, 2017, 09:45 AM IST
NASA orbiter detects small troughs growing on Mars which may become 'spiders'

NASA orbiter detects small troughs growing on Mars which may become 'spiders'

Using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data, researchers have detected cumulative growth of erosion-carved troughs that may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian "spiders".

Dec 22, 2016, 02:39 AM IST
Massive underground ice deposit on Mars - And it's bigger than New Mexico!

Massive underground ice deposit on Mars - And it's bigger than New Mexico!

Researchers using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) found out that the deposit is more extensive in area than the state of New Mexico.

Nov 23, 2016, 10:46 AM IST
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures beautiful wind-carved rock on the Red Planet! - See pic

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures beautiful wind-carved rock on the Red Planet! - See pic

These features, called yardangs, are aligned with the prevailing wind direction.

Nov 10, 2016, 20:29 PM IST
Lakes, snowmelt-fed streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought

Lakes, snowmelt-fed streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought

NASA says these results provide insight into the climate history of the Red Planet and suggest the surface conditions at this later time may also have been suitable for microbial life.

Sep 16, 2016, 09:54 AM IST