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NASA's MRO Completes 60,000 Trips Around Mars

The orbiting spacecraft is also about to set a record for data relayed from the Martian surface.MORE

InSight Seismometer's Wind and Thermal Shield Seen from Space

NASA's InSight spacecraft and its recently deployed Wind and Thermal Shield were imaged on Mars on Feb. 4 by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.MORE

Mars Terraforming Not Possible Using Present-Day Technology

Science fiction writers have long featured terraforming, the process of creating an Earth-like or habitable environment on another planet, in their stories.MORE
Data Returned 362 Terabits
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 VehicleAtlas V Launch SiteCape 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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