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read the article 'Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior'
November 22, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have determined.
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read the article 'Further Clues to Fate of Mars Lander, Seen From Orbit'
October 27, 2016

The most powerful telescope orbiting Mars is providing new details of the scene near the Martian equator where Europe's Schiaparelli test lander hit the surface last week.
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read the article 'Camera on Mars Orbiter Shows Signs of Latest Mars Lander'
October 21, 2016

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to Europe's Schiaparelli test lander, which arrived at Mars on Oct. 19.
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read the article 'Citizen Scientists Seek South Pole 'Spiders' on Mars'
October 20, 2016

Ten thousand volunteers viewing images of Martian south polar regions have helped identify targets for closer inspection, yielding new insights about seasonal slabs of frozen carbon dioxide and erosional features known as "spiders."
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read the article 'Some Ancient Mars Lakes Came Long After Others'
September 15, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Lakes and snowmelt-fed streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought possible, according to new findings using data primarily from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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read the article 'Mars Gullies Likely Not Formed by Liquid Water'
July 29, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/JHUAPL

New findings using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that gullies on modern Mars are likely not being formed by flowing liquid water. This new evidence will allow researchers to further narrow theories about how Martian gullies form, and reveal more details about Mars' recent geologic processes.
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read the article 'Frosty Cold Nights Year-Round on Mars May Stir Dust'
July 8, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Some dusty parts of Mars get as cold at night year-round as the planet's poles do in winter, even regions near the equator in summer, according to new NASA findings based on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observations.
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read the article 'Mars Canyons Study Adds Clues about Possible Water'
July 7, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Puzzles persist about possible water at seasonally dark streaks on Martian slopes, according to a new study of thousands of such features in the Red Planet's largest canyon system.
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read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiters Reveal Seasonal Dust Storm Pattern'
June 9, 2016

After decades of research to discern seasonal patterns in Martian dust storms from images showing the dust, but the clearest pattern appears to be captured by measuring the temperature of the Red Planet's atmosphere.
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read the article 'NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap'
May 26, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north polar ice cap.
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read the article 'Found: Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars'
May 3, 2016

Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests.
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read the article 'NASA Seeks Industry Ideas for an Advanced Mars Satellite'
April 21, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s.
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read the article ''Mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth'
March 30, 2016

What might it look like if you were walking around on Mars? A group of researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has been working on methods to take this question from the realm of imagination to the mind-bending domain of mixed reality.
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read the article 'New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars'
March 21, 2016

A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet.
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Press Release
read the article 'Ten Years of Discovery by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter'
March 9, 2016
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

True to its purpose, the big NASA spacecraft that began orbiting Mars a decade ago this week has delivered huge advances in knowledge about the Red Planet.
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Spotlight
read the article 'Celebrating Women in Science'
February 12, 2016

Women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory pose for a photo in mission control in honor of Women in Science Day.
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What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mars in a Minute: How Do You Get to Mars?
What does it take to get a spacecraft from Earth all the way to Mars? There are a few key things to consider, as explained in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image.
Exposed Ice in a Fresh Crater
At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona



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