The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted a new crater near the equator of Mars. Scientists said that the feature might have been created when a small space rock crashed into the Red Planet.
Space June 18, 2019
Researchers just discovered a large reservoir of water ice underneath the surface of Mars. They believe that the slabs of ice sandwiched between alternating sand layers are remnants of ancient polar ice caps.
Space May 25, 2019
Israel succeeded in being the seventh nation to send a space vehicle to orbit the moon. The lunar capture moved the mission one step closer to its ultimate goal of landing on the surface.
Space April 5, 2019
Opportunity can be seen as a black dot in the photo captured using the HiRISE. The 15-year-old rover has been silent since the Red Planet was engulfed in a red haze caused by a dust storm.
Space September 27, 2018
A camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter transmitted images that showed sand and rocks taking the shape of a Muppet. The image was posted on Twitter, and netizens joined in, spotting other adorable figures from it.
Space August 18, 2018
NASA's MRO spacecraft has captured a landscape on planet Mars that features what look like crawling spiders. Scientists call this araneiform terrain. How does it form on the Red Planet?
Space July 13, 2018
The HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of a blue dune on Mars' Lyot Crater region. The image was enhanced to provide a better look at the surface features of the Red Planet.
Space June 23, 2018
A visual artist used data captured with a camera on Mars then turned it into a video. The video shows what it would be like to fly over the Martian surface.
Space June 18, 2018
The HiRISE instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured image of gullies that formed on the sand dunes of Matara Crater on the Red Planet. How did these gullies form?
Space April 8, 2018
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting Mars for 12 years, was placed on a 'precautionary standby mode.' What does this status mean, and is the spacecraft in danger of being lost in space forever?
Space February 20, 2018
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of a deep dark spot on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers opined that the picture belonged to an underground cave, which could support life if it was deep.
Space June 8, 2017
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed its 50,000th trip around the red planet. The spacecraft has been functioning for more than 11 years, providing useful data.
Space March 31, 2017
Some recent mosaic images released by ESA and NASA give us a detailed look into the Martian polar caps. The polar caps are made partly of water-based ice and frozen carbon dioxide.
Space February 4, 2017
NASA's most powerful telescope orbiting Mars has provided images related to the possible impact site of the Schiaparelli probe. The engines of the lander prematurely shut down on Oct. 19.
Space October 28, 2016
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured an image of strange deep troughs that form a starburst-like pattern on the Martian surface. Here's what NASA scientists think.
Space January 14, 2016
This week's science images are full of awe and aww.
Space November 12, 2015
NASA scientists confirmed that present day Mars has liquid water that flows intermittently. The discovery raises the possibility that alien life now thrive on the Red Planet.
Space September 29, 2015
After 10 years of flying to Mars and observing the Red Planet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is still going strong. What's next for this hearty robotic explorer?
Space August 16, 2015
Molten glass created in impacts on Mars could have captured and preserved signs of ancient life on the Red Planet as it cooled, researchers suggest. A NASA spacecraft has confirmed the presence of large amounts of glass in Martian impact craters.
Space June 9, 2015
A bizarre looking land formation resembling the surface of human brain was spotted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft on the Red Planet. Scientists are baffled, but they have speculations on how it was created.
Space December 8, 2014
Comet Siding Spring will make a close encounter with Mars, and NASA is moving orbiters out of the way, fearing damage to the vehicles.
Space August 6, 2014
NASA says more communications capacity needed as its landers and rovers on Mars continue science explorations. Commercially owned and operated satellites could be one solution, space agency says.
Space July 25, 2014
Martian gullies, once thought to be the result of liquid water on the surface of the planet, were formed by dry ice, a new study reveals. What could this mean for the search of life on the Red Planet?
Space July 17, 2014
Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA rover Curiosity is traveling, shows signs of ancient water, glaciers. Features in the crater match many glacial features seen on Earth today.
Space June 26, 2014
From a Chelyabinsk-like impact comes a freshly made crater in the equator of Mars. It was discovered two years after it was made when the image was captured by the weather camera of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Space May 25, 2014
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself in hibernation mode this week, and no one is sure why it happened. But help is on the way.
Space March 16, 2014
Strange formations on Mars look like the insignia from Star Trek. They lie like birds or fleets of aircraft on long flights. But what does any of this have to do with an interplanetary internet network?
Space February 24, 2014
NASA may have finally found evidence of flowing water on Mars. However, the space agency is not disclosing much.
Space February 12, 2014
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed a stunning crater, created by a meteor, recently striking the Red Planet. But what does that have to do with bringing the Internet to space?
Space February 6, 2014
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured amazing photos of the Curiosity rover at work on Mars.
Space January 13, 2014