Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter camera spots Perseverance rover after landing
NASA is counting on long-lived Mars orbiter lasting another decade
With NASA’s attention at the red planet shifting to collecting and bringing rock samples back to Earth — a feat that could take a decade with costs that will leave little money for other Mars missions — the space agency is counting on its workhorse Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter continuing its imaging and radio relay functions for nearly 10 more years.
Scientists suggest streaks on Martian hillsides are dry flows
First aerial color photo of Mars rover’s “hole-in-one” landing site
NASA has released the first high-resolution aerial color image of the Opportunity rover’s landing site on a sprawling Martian plain, where the airbag-cushioned robot fortuitously rolled into a Eagle Crater in January 2004, putting its scientific instruments face-to-face with a block of sedimentary rock that gave ground teams confirmation Mars was once a warmer, wetter, and habitable planet.
Planet Earth observed through telescope orbiting Mars
New images resolve finer details of Mars lander’s crash site
Mars orbiter locates Schiaparelli lander’s crash site
Pluto probe’s extended mission approved, but new Dawn destination denied
NASA managers formally approved the New Horizons mission another speedy encounter with an object at the frontier of the solar system, but denied a request from scientists to redirect the Dawn spacecraft to visit a third destination in the asteroid belt, opting to keep it in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, officials said Friday.
NASA confirms intermittent water flows on Mars
Researchers using data from a NASA satellite orbiting Mars said Monday they have found clear evidence of intermittent flows of salty water on the red planet, the first “unambiguous” signs of liquid water on the frigid world and a possible indicator of microbe-friendly environments below the surface.