Mars Orbiter

Mysterious Mars rock formation explained - and it doesn't involve UFOs

The cause of a mysterious rock formation on Mars that NASA deemed "an enigmatic pile of eroding sediments" and UFO hunters strongly believe is an extraterrestrial spacecraft was likely caused by volcanic activity on the planet billions of years ago, researchers say.<p>The Medusae Fossae Formation …

UFOs

MRO Photo Captures Dust Avalanche On Mars Triggered By A Crashing Meteoroid

A meteoroid crashed into Mars and left behind a dark slope streak trailing down from the impact crater.<p>Just weeks after unveiling a spectacular new …

Mars Mission

Once in a Blue Dune

Map Projected Browse Image<b><br>Click on image for larger version</b><p>Sand dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters. In this region of Lyot Crater NASA's …

Mars Mission

Catalog Page for PIA11433

<b>PIA11433: Three Craters</b><p> Product Size: <p><b>3400 x 4400 pixels (w x h)</b><p> Produced By: <p> Full-Res TIFF: <p> Full-Res JPEG: <p><b>Original Caption Released with …

Mars Mission

India successfully launches its first space observatory

NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully launched its first space observatory and six satellites into orbit on Monday, officials said, the latest step forward for a country looking to become a major player in the lucrative space market.<p>The observatory, named Astrosat, was launched from Sriharikota in …

Space Exploration

‘Jugaad’ culture: The good, the bad and the ugly

Ahead of the release of his first book ‘Jugaad Yatra: Exploring The Indian Art Of Problem Solving’, former journalist Dean Nelson talks about his …

India

Catalog Page for PIA09503

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Image PSP_001445_2510 was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the …

Imaging

Exploring planetary plasma environments from your laptop

A new database of plasma simulations, combined with observational data and powerful visualisation tools, is providing planetary scientists with an …

Astronomy

Catalog Page for PIA13352

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>The Mars Climate Sounder instrument, shown here prior to its installation onto NASA's Mars Reconnaissance …

ISRO

Catalog Page for PIA06880

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This animation portrays the movements that NASA's Mars Global Surveyor undergoes to acquire an …

ISRO

2018 Giant Dust Storm on Mars

This set of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows a fierce, giant dust storm is kicking up on Mars, with rovers on the surface …

Dust Storms

10 Things: Massive Dust Storm on Mars

Massive Martian dust storms have been challenging—and enticing—scientists for decades. Here’s the scoop on Martian dust:<p><b>1: Challenging Opportunity</b><p>Our …

Dust Storms

Catalog Page for PIA01683

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>When a meteor impacts a planetary surface, it creates a blast very much like a bomb explosion. Shown here are …

ISRO

Catalog Page for PIA17697

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This image shows the end of a small channel near Athabasca Valles on Mars. Athabasca is an example of a Martian …

Mars Mission

6 women in tech whose stories will inspire young girls everywhere

The iconic image of scientists in jewel-toned silk saris with jasmine flowers in their hair celebrating the launch of Mangalayaan, India’s Mars …

Women's News

Opportunity rover waits out a huge dust storm on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover has gone into survival mode while waiting for a historically large dust storm on Mars to pass — or for the vehicle’s …

Science

Opportunity hunkers down during dust storm (Update)

NASA engineers received a transmission from Opportunity on Sunday morning—a positive sign despite the worsening dust storm. Data from the …

Dust Storms

New Nasa discoveries of mysterious methane, organic material on Mars

<b>Though not a confirmation of alien life, the results from Nasa do take us a step closer to deducing that Mars is a tad more hospitable to life than</b> …

Methane

NASA shares up-close image of bedrock on Mars in great detail, color

As NASA continues to study the Red Planet in great detail, its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter keeps on finding amazing details in the planet's rocky …

Michigan

The Hale Crater On Mars Looks Full Of Color In This New MRO Photo

NASA released a new photo captured by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which shows the colorful exposed bedrock of Hale Crater.<p>NASA’s Mars …

Planetary Habitability

Catalog Page for PIA09404

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Image PSP_001389_2225 was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the …

Imaging

Image: Exposed bedrock on the Red Planet's hale crater

This image from MRO, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the Red Planet's Hale Crater, a large impact crater (more than 62 miles, or 100 …

Mars

Catalog Page for PIA17980

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This image shows some bright layered deposits exposed within a linear trough along the floor of the Ladon …

Mars Mission

Exposed Bedrock on the Red Planet's Hale Crater

Mars

Bedrock Exposed in the Rim of Hale Crater

Mars Mission

After the Game, Roll Out a Planet

People in Arizonahave been strolling on Mars. At Arizona State University’s open house last February, about 700 people toured the Red Planet—stocking …

Mars Mission

Catalog Page for PIA17734

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>HiRISE has been monitoring steep slopes on Mars because some of them reveal active processes. In some cases, …

Mars Mission

Importance of Communication Skills for Global Engineers

An engineer might interact with technology all day, but that doesn't mean he has no interaction with other people. He communicates with other …

Communication Skills

Scientists call for protection of geological, historical sites on other planets

A Canadian scientist is calling for action to protect significant geological and historical features on the moon, Mars, and other planets.<p>Jack …

Canadian News

Catalog Page for PIA18622

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This recent observation is the fifth time we've imaged this spot on Mars. We often re-image spots on the surface …

Mars Mission