Category Archives: Reports

HiRISE: Crater on north polar layered deposits

Crater on north polar layered deposits. Even at HiRISE resolution, it’s difficult to spot in black and white, but the color enhanced picture at full resolution tells a different story. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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NASA seeks partner in contest to name next Mars rover

NASA has a class assignment for corporations, nonprofits and educational organizations involved in science and space exploration: partner with the agency to inspire future engineers and scientists by sponsoring a contest to name the next rover to venture to the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Amazonis Planitia in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 21, 2018. This image shows a portion of Amazonis Planitia, part of the vast northern lowlands of Mars. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark dunes in Ius Chasma

Dark dunes in Ius Chasma. This image is part of a campaign to monitor the dunes over three Martian years. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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Mars Express: Recent tectonics on Mars

These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago. The images were taken by ESA’s Mars Express on 27 January, and capture part of the Cerberus Fossae system in the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: No signal for nearly 100 days

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, September 18, 2018: The Opportunity team is increasing the frequency of commands it beams to the rover via the dishes of NASA’s Deep Space Network from three times a week to multiple times per … Continue reading

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Portable radar unit could help astronauts hunt for water on Mars

Analogue astronauts have successfully trialed a radar that could help future Mars explorers identify where to dig for water. ScanMars is an Italian experiment that was used to identify subsurface water features in the Mars-like Dhofar region of Oman during … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Thousands of spiders on Mars

As part of the Planet Four citizen science effort, volunteers searched Context Camera images for possible new locations on Mars with “spiders,” or features with radial troughs from which fans emanate in the springtime. We planned this HiRISE image over … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nepenthes Mensae in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 20, 2018. Nepenthes Mensae is the region of hills and mesas north of Terra Cimmeria. The dark blue part of the image is a region of basaltic sands. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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