NASA’s Mars Odyssey Orbiter Enters, Then Exits, Standby Safe Mode


NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter experienced about 21 hours in a reduced-activity precautionary status ending at about 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, July 12. The orbiter put itself in the precautionary, Earth-pointed status…

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Briny water may be at work in seasonal flows on Mars


Dark, finger-like features that appear and extend down some Martian slopes during the warmest months of the Mars year may show activity of salty water on Mars. They fade in winter, then recur the next…

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