Images: Mars or bust

Images: Mars or bust

Summary: The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will study the Red Planet for evidence of water.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Spacecraft fires engines

    After a seven-month journey, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter went through maneuvers to place itself into orbit around Mars on Friday. The spacecraft is the most technologically advanced ever sent to Mars.

  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

    NASA's $450 million Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter neared its dangerous first rendezvous with the Red Planet on Friday.

  • Position of the planets

    This image shows the relative position of the planets in the inner solar system and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's location within that context.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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