Results tagged “Mars”

This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows the downwind side of "Namib Dune," which stands about 13 feet (4 meters) high.

This view of the downwind face of "Namib Dune" on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon.

Mars' seasonal cap of carbon dioxide ice has eroded many beautiful terrains as it sublimates (goes directly from ice to vapor) every spring.

This image of Mars full disc captured from a distance of 55,000 km by India's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft.

After thorough examination, NASA managers have decided to call off the planned March 2016 launch of the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission.

A group of scientists revealed that the Curiosity rover found much higher concentrations of silica at some sites the rover has investigated in the past seven months than anywhere else it has visited since landing on Mars 40 months ago.

Namib Dune, Gale Crater, Mars

This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1194 (2015-12-16 01:59:11 UTC).

In detective stories, as the plot thickens, an unexpected clue often delivers more questions than answers. In this case, the scene is a mountain on Mars.

Curiosity Reaches Martian Sand Dunes

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has begun an up-close investigation of dark sand dunes up to two stories tall. The dunes are on the rover's trek up the lower portion of a layered Martian mountain.

Sharonov crater is an impact crater of size 100 km located in Lunae Palus Quadrangle of Mars.

Two European instruments and four European contributions on two Russian instruments have been selected for the Russian-led science platform that will land on Mars as part of the ESARoscosmos ExoMars 2018 mission.

The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March.

Now available is the July 29, 2015 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Brand Griffin (NASA MSFC) who discussed "Evolvable Mars Campaign Small Habitat Commonality Reduces Cost and Improves Operations".

Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere -- one that is far too thin to keep water from freezing or quickly evaporating.

Mars Will Lose A Moon But Gain a Ring

Mars' largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling toward the planet, but rather than smash into the surface, it likely will be shredded and the pieces strewn about the planet in a ring like the rings encircling Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.

Schiaparelli Crater on Mars

A 42 km-wide impact crater and numerous smaller craters straddle the northwestern rim of the 460 km-diameter Schiaparelli basin in this image taken by ESA's Mars Express on 15 July 2010.

NASA's Curiosity rover is making an unscheduled stop on its way up Mount Sharp on Mars, for a close-up look at a collection of actively moving sand dunes.

A Witness to a Wet Early Mars

Vast volumes of water once flooded through this deep chasm on Mars that connects the 'Grand Canyon' of the Solar System Valles Marineris to the planet's northern lowlands.

Curiosity Heads Toward Active Dunes

On its way to higher layers of the mountain where it is investigating how Mars' environment changed billions of years ago, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take advantage of a chance to study some modern Martian activity at mobile sand dunes.

Arabia Terra is a large upland region in the north of Mars located mostly in the Arabia quadrangle.

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