Image: Chasma Boreale, Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chasma Boreale, a long, flat-floored valley, cuts deep into Mars' north polar icecap.
After Rover's anniversary, Mars slides behind the sun
The team operating NASA's Mars rover Opportunity will temporarily suspend commanding for 16 days after the rover's seventh anniversary next week, but the rover will stay busy.
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft sets exploration record on Mars
NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, will break the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet. The probe begins its 3,340th day in Martian orbit at 5:55 p.m. PST (8:55 p.m. ...
Odyssey orbiter nears martian longevity record
(PhysOrg.com) -- By the middle of next week, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will have worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history.
New project manager for long-lived Mars odyssey
The new project manager for the longest-working spacecraft currently active at Mars, NASA's Mars Odyssey, has a long track record himself.
Mars camera yields best Red Planet map ever
(PhysOrg.com) -- The best Mars map ever made is now available online for planetary scientists and armchair astronauts alike. And citizen scientists are invited to help make it even better.
Mars Odyssey Orbiter Puts Itself Into Standby Safe Mode
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter put itself into a safe standby mode, and the mission team has begun steps to resume the spacecraft's science and relay operations this week.
iPhone app delivers daily ASU Mars camera images
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new free app delivers daily images of Mars to your iPhone from an ASU-designed camera on-board NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Geometry Drives Selection Date for 2011 Mars Launch
(PhysOrg.com) -- For optimal communications during arrival at Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, will launch after Thanksgiving 2011 and land on Mars in August 2012.
Final Attempts to Hear from Mars Phoenix Scheduled
(PhysOrg.com) -- From May 17 to 21, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will conduct a fourth and final campaign to check on whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has come back to life.
No Peep from Phoenix in Third Odyssey Listening Stint
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter heard no signal from the Phoenix Mars Lander when it listened from orbit while passing over Phoenix 60 times last week.
Mars Odyssey Still Hears Nothing From Phoenix
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander showed no sign during February that it has revived itself after the northern Mars winter. NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will check again in early April.
No Signal Heard During First Day of Resumed Listening for Phoenix
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey began a second campaign Monday to check on whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has revived itself after the northern Martian winter. The orbiter received no signal from the ...
Spirit Finishes Pre-Winter Drives
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is now parked for the winter. The rover team is commanding Spirit this week to make additional preparations for the Mars southern hemisphere winter season. ...