Topic: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Planetary Scientists Solve 40-Year-Old Mysteries of Mars' Northern Ice Cap

May 26, 2010

Scientists have reconstructed the formation of two curious features in the northern ice cap of Mars -- a chasm larger than the Grand Canyon and a series of spiral troughs -- solving a pair of mysteries dating back four decades while finding new evidence of climate change on Mars.

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Scientists Discover Concealed Glaciers on Mars at Mid-Latitudes

Nov. 20, 2008

Vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris persist today at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on Mars, says new research using ground-penetrating radar on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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