An Update from the Mars Orbiter

A false-color image of gully channels in a Mars crater, taken by a camera on the Mars Reconnaissance

A false-color image of gully channels in a Mars crater, taken by a camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona hide caption

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Scientists have recently published papers outlining the observations of the latest Mars orbiter. Professors Alfred McEwen and Maria Zuber talk about whether the orbiter has detected any signs of water, and what future missions to the Red Planet should investigate.

Alfred McEwen, professor of planetary sciences and director of the Planetary Image Research Lab at the University of Arizona

Maria Zuber, professor of geophysics and head of the department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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