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images from radar sounder instruments Mars Radar Opens a New Dimension in Planet Exploration - 04/17/08

A NASA and European partnership in use of radar to look beneath the surface of Mars is opening up the third dimension for planetary exploration.
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Watch the animation 'Mars Radar Opens a Planet's Third Dimension'
Mars Radar Opens a Planet's Third Dimension
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Read more about 'Astronomers Monitor Asteroid to Pass Near Mars' Astronomers Monitor Asteroid to Pass Near Mars
Updated: Jan 9, 2008
As expected, scientists at JPL's Near-Earth Object Office have further refined the trajectory estimate for asteroid 2007 WD5 and ruled out any possibility of a Mars impact on Jan. >>
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Read the article 'Mars Express Probes Red Planet's Unusual Deposits' Radar Examines 'Stealth' Regions of Mars
The radar system on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter has uncovered new details about some of the most mysterious deposits on Mars: the Medusae Fossae Formation. >>
Read the article 'Mars' South Pole Ice Deep and Wide' Mars' South Pole Ice Deep and Wide
New measurements of Mars' south polar region indicate extensive frozen water. The polar region contains enough frozen water to cover the whole planet in a liquid layer approximately 11 meters (36 feet) deep. >>
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