Tag: mars

Jan 3, 2017

Picture of the Day: An Avalanche on Mars as It was Occurring

Picture of the Day: An Avalanche on Mars as It was Occurring

In an incredible feat of technology and timing, the HiRISE camera captures an avalanche from above as it was occurring

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Dec 22, 2016

Behind the Scenes With Elon Musk When SpaceX Made its Historic Rocket Landing

Behind the Scenes With Elon Musk When SpaceX Made its Historic Rocket Landing

“Creating a self-sustaining civilization on Mars would be the greatest adventure ever” – Elon Musk

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Sep 28, 2016

SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

“The reason I am personally accruing assets is to fund this. I really have no other purpose than to make life interplanetary” – Elon Musk

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Aug 17, 2016

Every Extraterrestrial Body We Have Landed On and Photographed

Every Extraterrestrial Body We Have Landed On and Photographed

Views from the final frontier

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Jun 20, 2016

Picture of the Day: Frosted Sand Dunes on Mars

Picture of the Day: Frosted Sand Dunes on Mars

Sand dunes cover much of this terrain, which has large boulders lying on flat areas between the dunes. It is late winter in the southern hemisphere of Mars, and these dunes are just getting enough sunlight to start defrosting their seasonal cover of carbon dioxide. Spots form where pressurized carbon dioxide gas escapes to the surface

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Sep 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Water on Mars

Picture of the Day: Water on Mars

An imaging spectrometer on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes of the Red Planet.

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Jun 14, 2015

Picture of the Day: Fresh Crater on Mars

Picture of the Day: Fresh Crater on Mars

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this closeup image of a “fresh” impact crater in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars on March 30, 2015.

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