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“NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter”

Aug 14, 2014 12:29 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An orbiting Mars camera has spotted the aftermath of a fun event on Mars: A boulder that has rolled down a steep slope -- and ended up resting on its long axis as a standing stone. Continue reading →
Jul 25, 2014 03:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comet Siding Spring is about to make a historic near miss of the red planet -- and NASA is preparing its Martian robots for the potentially hazardous encounter. Continue reading →
Jun 27, 2014 05:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When Martian layers of ice and dust become dislodged, they can create dramatic block falls that can be spotted from orbit. Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 07:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera has 'shot' (as in photographed), not one, but three dust devils in action on the red planet's surface. Continue reading →
May 29, 2014 03:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In our continuing fascination for Mars and its past habitable potential, scientists are now focusing on a possible red planet oasis where liquid water may have been stored underground and heated by a volcano. Continue reading →
May 27, 2014 11:59 AM ET // Joseph Castro, Space.com Contributor
Billions of years ago, Mars suffered from numerous big impacts, and the resulting backwash ultimately scarred the surface of Phobos, one of the Red Planet's two tiny moons.
May 5, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When we think about Mars, we often imagine cold and unchanging landscapes. But this couldn't be further from the truth -- Mars is actually a planet with active weather systems that literally mold the land. Continue reading →
Apr 16, 2014 04:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Curiosity may feel distant and isolated, but its orbital buddy is never far away.
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