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The Shallow Radar instrument will penetrate below the surface for information about underground layers of ice, rock and, perhaps, melted water that might be accessible from the surface.


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Mar's moon, Phobos
04.09.08
Phobos in Stereo
Mars' moon Phobos
04.09.08
Phobos from 6,800 Kilometers
Mars' moon Phobos
04.09.08
Phobos from 5,800 Kilometers
Mars' moon Phobos in color
04.09.08
Phobos from 6,800 Kilometers (Color)
Phobos from 5,800 Kilometers (Color)
04.09.08
Phobos from 5,800 Kilometers (Color)
Mars' moon Phobos
04.09.08
'Marsshine' on Shadowed Part of Phobos
observation of mars indicating the presence of chloride salt deposits
03.20.08
Bright Exposures of Chloride Salt on Southern Mars
Earth and the moon
03.03.08
Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
Avalanches in the north polar region on Mars
03.03.08
Caught in Action: Avalanches on North Polar Scarps
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ARTIST CONCEPTS
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
06.21.05
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Artist's Concept)
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in its aerobraking stage
06.21.05
Orbiter in its Aerobraking Stage (Artist's Concept)
The MRO as it orbits over the martian poles
06.21.05
Orbiter Over the Martian Poles (Artist's Concept)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter over the martian landscape
06.20.05
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Over the Martian Landscape
This image is an artist's concept of a view looking down on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
06.20.05
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Using Radar (Top View)
This artists concept of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter at Mars features one of its instruments - the Mars Climate Sounder - in action.
06.20.05
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Using its Mars Climate Sounder Instrument
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SPACECRAFT AND INSTRUMENTS
A second stage Centaur engine is delivered from the mouth of a Russian cargo plane on June 6, 2005 at Kennedy Space Center.
06.15.05
Upper Stage Rocket Arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Spacecraft Undergoes Readiness Tests
05.18.05
Spacecraft Undergoes Readiness Tests
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Taking Shape
08.19.04
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Taking Shape
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VIDEO FEATURES
Candidate for a 2009 Mars Landing
Candidate for a Mars Landing
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment in orbit around Mars has examined many possible landing sites for the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory rover, including the Nili Fossae area seen here.
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Mars: A Feast for the Eyes
Mars: A Feast for the Eyes
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is providing unprecedented views as it studies the red planet.
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Mars terrain
Seeing Mars Better Than Ever
NASA's newest Mars spacecraft, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is providing an unprecedented view of the surface of Mars.
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In this animation, MRO, rotates to get into position for imaging.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Imager Instrument Pointing Simulation
This animation highlights the orbiter’s context imager as it took and returned its first image.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: In the Groove Around the Red Planet
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully placed itself into orbit at Mars on Mar. 10, 2006.
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artist's concept of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter approaching Mars
Approaching the Red Planet
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter readies for its Mar. 10, 2006 arrival at Mars.
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