As winter descends on Mars' southern hemisphere, forming tell-tail frost in the lengthening shadows, the opposite is true in the northern hemisphere -- spring has sprung and the northernmost dunes are beginning to thaw.
As the southern hemisphere of Mars enters winter, frosty wisps collect in the frozen dune shadows. Continue reading →
RSL: it's what all the coolest Mars researchers are talking about these days. Continue reading →
In May 2012, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's low-resolution Context Camera spotted something different in the Martian landscape -- a fresh impact crater. Continue reading →
Meandering rivers have been spotted on the Martian surface -- but they are now dry ridges, an eerie reminder of Mars' wet past. Continue reading →
Mars has some of the most breathtaking examples of dunes anywhere in the solar system -- best of all, we have a powerful high-resolution camera staring down at these enigmatic wind-blown features.
Tracking weather conditions on other planets is no easy task, but if we start watching dune formation, we could at least tell which way the wind is blowing.
When exploring an alien planet, it helps if you have a buddy watching your back. And once again, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has proven why it's rover Curiosity's BFF.
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