Category Archives: Mars

Mars sparks

First Imaging of Laser-Induced Spark on Mars

(NASA) -Curiosity Mars rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on its arm to catch the first images of sparks produced by the rover’s laser being shot at…

Mars MRO Channel

MRO sees new gullies and channels form on Mars

(NASA) – Repeated high-resolution observations made by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the gullies on Mars’ surface are primarily formed by the seasonal freezing of carbon dioxide, not liquid…

rover one year path

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year

(NASA) – Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year — 687 Earth days — on June 24, having accomplished the mission’s main goal of determining whether Mars once offered…

Rover self-portrait

Mars Curiosity Rover takes Self Portrait

On Sol 32 (Sept. 7, 2012) the Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) located on its arm to obtain this self-portrait. The image shows the top of…

Mercury Passes in Front of the Sun, as Seen From Mars

(JPL) – This is the first transit of the sun by a planet observed from any planet other than Earth, and also the first imaging of Mercury from Mars. Mercury…

new Mars crater

New Crater found on Mars by MRO

  Researchers have discovered on the Red Planet the largest fresh meteor-impact crater ever firmly documented with before-and-after images. The images were captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The…

Sample-Collection Drill Hole on Martian

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills Sandstone Slab on Mars

Rover team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., received confirmation early Tuesday of Curiosity’s third successful acquisition of a drilled rock sample, following the drilling Monday evening (PDT)….

Martian Sandstone Target "Windjana" Before and After

Windjana next target candidate for Mars Drilling

(NASA’) – Curiosity Mars rover performed a “mini-drill” operation Tuesday, April 29, on the rock target under consideration for the mission’s third sample-collection drilling. This preparatory activity produced a hole…