Mars Global Surveyor Stories

National Space Club Honors NASA, ULA Delta II Program Team

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The Delta II Program Team from NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP) and United Launch Alliance (ULA) received The Nelson P. Jackson Aerospace Award for 2019 from the National Space Club and Foundation. Tim Dunn, NASA launch director, and Tory Bruno,…

Article5 years ago

Mars Crater May Actually Be Ancient Supervolcano

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Scientists from NASA and the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Ariz., have identified what could be a supervolcano on Mars—the first discovery of its kind. The volcano in question, a vast circular basin on the face of the Red Planet,…

Article11 years ago

NASA Orbiter Finds Possible Cave Skylights on Mars

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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has discovered entrances to seven possible caves on the slopes of a Martian volcano. The find is fueling interest in potential underground habitats and sparking searches for caverns elsewhere on the Red Planet.

Article17 years ago

NASA Findings Suggest Jets Bursting From Martian Ice Cap

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Every spring brings violent eruptions to the south polar ice cap of Mars, according to researchers interpreting new observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.

Article18 years ago
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Mars May Be Emerging From an Ice Age

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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey missions have provided evidence of a relatively recent ice age on Mars. In contrast to Earth's ice ages, a Martian ice age waxes when the poles warm, and water vapor is transported toward…

Article20 years ago
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Delta-Like Fan On Mars Suggests Ancient Rivers Were Persistent

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Newly seen details in a fan-shaped apron of debris on Mars may help settle a decades-long debate about whether the planet had long-lasting rivers instead of just brief, intense floods.

Article21 years ago

Mars Orbiter Camera’s 100,000th Image

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Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) was launched from Earth just over five years ago on November 7, 1996.

Article23 years ago