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HiRISE Views NASA’s InSight and Curiosity on Mars

October 17, 2019

The HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently sent home eye-catching views of the agency’s InSight lander…
It Hasn’t Rained on Mars for a Long Time, but These Sand Dunes Look Like Raindrops

September 5, 2019

Mars is well-known for being a dry and arid place, where dusty red sand dunes are prevalent and…
HiRISE Spots Curiosity Rover at Mars’ ‘Woodland Bay’

July 14, 2019

A dramatic Martian landscape can be seen in a new image taken from space, showing NASA’s Curiosity rover examining a…
NASA’s MRO Completes 60,000 Trips Around Mars

May 16, 2019

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter hit a dizzying milestone this morning: It completed 60,000 loops around the Red Planet…
The Slow Charm of Brain Terrain

March 8, 2019

You are staring at one of the unsolved mysteries on Mars. This surface texture of interconnected ridges and…
Opportunity Spotted as the Dust Storm Clears. Still No Word From Her Though

September 27, 2018

A new image produced by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has…
Engineered Metasurfaces Replace Adhesive Tape in Specialized Microscope

March 6, 2018

Unwinding after a long day of research in their respective labs, Mooseok Jang (PhD ’16) and Yu Horie…
3-D Structure of Buried Ice Sheets on Mars Revealed by High-Resolution Images

January 16, 2018

The study, published in Science, shows there is low rock and dust content in the exposed ice. This means that…
Is that an Impact Crater?

April 6, 2017

This image from the HiRISE instrument on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was acquired to take a closer look…
Similar-Looking Ridges on Mars Have Diverse Origins

January 26, 2017

Fast Facts: › Many places on Mars have networks of ridges that intersect at angles to form polygons.…
A Glimpse into Martian History

November 16, 2016

Nothing gets a geologist more excited than layered bedrock, except perhaps finding a fossil or holding a meteorite…
Camera Photographs Ill-Fated Mars Lander

October 28, 2016

The most powerful telescope orbiting Mars is providing new details of the scene near the Martian equator where…
HiRISE: 45,000 Mars Orbits and Counting

March 25, 2016

True to its purpose, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, or MRO, the spacecraft that began orbiting Mars a decade ago,…
Ten Years of Discovery by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

March 10, 2016

True to its purpose, the big NASA spacecraft that began orbiting Mars a decade ago this week has…
NASA Orbiter Views Sites of Fiction Film’s Mars Landings

October 6, 2015

Images from a NASA Mars orbiter’s telescopic camera reveal details of real regions on Mars where a new…
Mars Orbiter Views Curiosity Rover in ‘Artist’s Drive’

April 23, 2015

A view from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 8, 2015, catches sight of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover…
This Mountain on Mars Is Leaking

April 13, 2015

As the midsummer Sun beats down on the southern mountains of Mars, bringing daytime temperatures soaring up to a balmy…
Layers and Dark Dunes on the Surface of Mars

April 13, 2015

This image of a circular depression on the surface of Mars was acquired on Jan. 5, 2015 by the…
Mars Orbiter Spies Curiosity Rover at Work

February 5, 2015

A Dec. 13, 2014, image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera orbiting Mars shows NASA’s…
HiRISE camera spots long-lost space probe on Mars

January 19, 2015

On Christmas Day 2003, a kitchen table-size lander descended onto the surface of the red planet on a…
Martian Permafrost And Dust-Sculpted Surface Captured By NASA Spacecraft

October 22, 2014

Mars was once thought to be a fairly unchanging planet, similar to the Moon. But now we know…
Mars Orbiter Image Shows Comet Nucleus is Small

October 21, 2014

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013…
Tall Boulder Rolls Down Martian Hill, Lands Upright

August 14, 2014

A track about one-third of a mile (500 meters) long on Mars shows where an irregularly shaped boulder…
NASA Spacecraft Observes Further Evidence of Dry Ice Gullies on Mars

July 11, 2014

Repeated high-resolution observations made by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the gullies on Mars’ surface are primarily…
NASA Mars Orbiter Views Rover Crossing Into New Zone

July 9, 2014

NASA Mars rover Curiosity has driven out of the ellipse, approximately 4 miles wide and 12 miles long…
NASA Orbiter Finds New Gully Channel on Mars

March 20, 2014

A comparison of images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance…
NASA Mars Orbiter Views Opportunity Rover on Ridge

February 20, 2014

A new image from a telescopic camera orbiting Mars shows NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at work on…
Martian Avalanches And Defrosting Dunes Among New Gorgeous HiRISE Images

February 7, 2014

As NASA’s missions at the Red Planet age, it’s so important not to take any of the pictures…
NASA Mars Orbiter Examines Dramatic New Crater

February 6, 2014

Space rocks hitting Mars excavate fresh craters at a pace of more than 200 per year, but few…
Mars Orbiter Images Rover and Tracks in Gale Crater

January 10, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover and its recent tracks from driving in Gale Crater appear in an image taken…
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