Results tagged “MARS”

Estimated to be magnitude 5, the quake is the biggest ever detected on another planet.

Equatorial Gullies On Mars

Although gullies are most common in the middle latitudes of Mars, they are also found in equatorial regions.

On Thursday, May 5, mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received confirmation that the agency's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter had re-established communications with the Perseverance rover.

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently surveyed an intriguing ridgeline near the ancient river delta in Jezero Crater.

Scientists were baffled last year when studying images of the Martian surface taken at dawn by NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.

Gullies are visible on the southwest wall of this crater in Context Camera (CTX) images, but no previous HiRISE coverage for them exists.

Dunes In Nectaris Montes On Mars

Sand dunes in Valles Marineris can be impressive in size, with steep slopes that seem to climb and descend.

Although actively-forming gullies are common in the middle latitudes of Mars, there are also pristine-looking gullies in equatorial regions.

Scientists have been studying the sediments within Mars' Gale crater for many years using orbital data sets, but thanks to the Curiosity rover driving across these deposits we can also obtain up-close observations and detailed measurements of the rocks, similar to field work done by geologists on Earth.

Is it the skin of a leopard or seasonal fans on Mars?

Eyeing some of the components that enabled the rover to get safely to the Martian surface could provide valuable insights for future missions.

The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, today released stunning images of Mars' enigmatic discrete auroras, following a series of revolutionary observations that promise new answers - and new questions - about the interactions between Mars' atmosphere, the planet's magnetic fields and the solar wind.

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

Glaciers of carbon dioxide are moving, creating deposits kilometers thick today across the south polar region of Mars, something that could have been going on more than 600,000 years, a paper by Planetary Science Institute Research Scientist Isaac Smith says.

Determining the history of Mars, how it formed and evolved over time, has been a goal of both orbiter and rover missions to the Red Planet for decades.

The seismometer placed on Mars by NASA's InSight lander has recorded its two largest seismic events to date: a magnitude 4.2 and a magnitude 4.1 marsquake.

This observation shows striated highlands that are probably the result of what is termed "mass wasting" when material higher up collapses and flows downslope.

InSight Watches A Martian Sunset

NASA's InSight Mars lander acquired this image using its robotic arm-mounted, Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC).

This observation covers the western edge of a layered mound in Juventae Chasma.

Collecting samples as it explores an ancient and now-dry river channel is but one goal the six-wheeled geologist will pursue during its second Red Planet exploration.

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