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What's Mars Solar Conjunction, and Why Does It Matter?

NASA spacecraft at Mars are going to be on their own for a few weeks when the Sun comes between Mars and Earth, interrupting communications. MORE

HiRISE Spots Curiosity Rover at Mars' 'Woodland Bay'

A new image shows the view from space of NASA's Mars rover exploring the clay-bearing unit. MORE

Sixty Thousand Loops Around Mars

The orbiting spacecraft is also about to set a record for data relayed from the Martian surface. MORE
Data Returned 364 Terabits
TIME IN ORBIT
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Artist's concept of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mission Facts

Mission Status Currently Operating
Mars Orbit Insertion March 10, 2006
Launched August 12, 2005
Launch Site Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mars As Art

Mars as Art

The Mars as Art exhibition showcases selected images returned by Mars spacecraft.

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