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read the article 'Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars'
December 5, 2012
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Pictures from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show scars on the surface of the Red Planet where discarded pieces of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft hit the ground.
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read the article 'NASA Announces Robust Multi-Year Mars Program; New Rover To Close Out Decade Of New Missions'
December 4, 2012
Source: NASA

Building on the success of Curiosity's Red Planet landing, NASA has announced plans for a robust multi-year Mars program, including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020.
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Status Report
read the article 'Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm'
November 21, 2012

A Martian dust storm that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been tracking since last week has also produced atmospheric changes detectable by rovers on Mars.
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read the article 'NASA Orbiter Observations Point to 'Dry Ice' Snowfall on Mars'
September 11, 2012
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter data have given scientists the clearest evidence yet of carbon-dioxide snowfalls on Mars.
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read the article 'Orbiter Views NASA's New Mars Rover In Color'
August 14, 2012
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The first color image taken from orbit showing NASA's rover Curiosity on Mars includes details of the layered bedrock on the floor of Gale Crater that the rover is beginning to investigate.
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read the article 'NASA Spacecraft Detects Changes in Martian Sand Dunes'
May 9, 2012
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed that movement in sand dune fields on the Red Planet occurs on a surprisingly large scale, about the same as in dune fields on Earth.
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Feature
read the article '12-Mile-High Martian Dust Devil Caught in Act'
April 4, 2012

A Martian dust devil roughly 12 miles high (20 kilometers) was captured whirling its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14.
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Feature
read the article 'NASA Mars Orbiter Catches Twister In Action'
March 7, 2012

A towering dust devil casts a serpentine shadow over the Martian surface in a new image from the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Press Release
read the article 'New Views Show Old NASA Mars Landers'
February 8, 2012
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New color images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the agency's 2008 Phoenix Mars Lander and the lander that carried its rover Spirit to Mars in 2004.
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Feature
read the article 'Photo from NASA Mars Orbiter Shows Wind's Handiwork'
January 25, 2012

Martian dunes and sand ripples of mixed shapes and sizes form a striking pattern in a recent image from the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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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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