NASA's Recon Orbiter Is the Most Important Thing We've Ever Thrown at…

The Opportunity, Spirit, and Curiosity rovers may get the headlines for their craters clambering exploits but it's NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, quietly observing the planet turn from 178 miles up, that's most critical to our exploration of the Red Planet. » 12/25/12 11:30am 12/25/12 11:30am

Spectacular Image of Mars Curiosity's Descent From Space

This is absolutely incredible. The HiRISE camera NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to spot Curiosity as it was descending on the surface of the red planet. You can clearly see the capsule and the deployed supersonic parachute. » 8/06/12 12:34pm 8/06/12 12:34pm