Image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a fierce dust storm is kicking up on Mars, with rovers on the surface indicated as icons. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science

NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and…

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This global map of Mars shows a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The map was produced by the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The blue dot indicates the approximate location of Opportunity. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm

Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report Updated at 4:30 p.m. PDT on June 10, 2018 NASA engineers received a…

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'Baby Spider': Growth of a Martian Trough Network This sequence of three HiRISE images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the growth of a branching network of troughs carved by thawing carbon dioxide over the span of three Martian years. This process may also form larger radially patterned channel features known as Martian "spiders." Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Small Troughs Growing on Mars May Become ‘Spiders’

Small Troughs Growing on Mars May Become ‘Spiders’ Erosion-carved troughs that grow and branch during multiple Martian years may be infant versions of larger features…

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Landscape of Former Lakes and Streams on Northern Mars Valleys much younger than well-known ancient valley networks on Mars are evident near the informally named "Heart Lake" on Mars. This map presents color-coded topographical information overlaid onto a photo mosaic. Lower elevations are indicated with white and purple; higher elevations, yellow. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

Some Ancient Mars Lakes Came Long After Others

Some Ancient Mars Lakes Came Long After Others Lakes and snowmelt-fed streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought possible, according to new findings…

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