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June 2010
Mars Education Student Program Wraps Up Successful Year
Students Identify Potential Rover Landing Sites and CRISM Observation Targets

Approximately 100 students, teachers and scientists from across the country participating in the MESDT program wrapped up the program’s fourth successful year.  [more]

April 2010
Students Experience
The MESDT program is giving students across the country the opportunity to conduct real research and contribute to our understanding of Mars. [more]

March 2010
Students Investigate Mars with Help of CRISM Data
Approximately 100 students at nine high schools and one college are busy getting acquainted with Mars exploration and preparing to analyze CRISM data as part of the Mars Exploration Student Data Teams (MESDT) program. [more]

August 2009
CRISM Scans Mars’ Limb for New View of the Atmosphere
CRISM team members are analyzing data from two new pole-to-pole sets of vertical scans of Mars' atmosphere, to provide detailed measurements of how trace gases and clouds vary with height above the Red Planet's surface. [more]

February 2009
CRISM Observations Featured in Latest Release of Google Earth!
The recently released Google Earth 5.0 lets users take a virtual ride through deep canyons and across vast plains, but not only on the planet you’d expect. The program also lets you tour Mars and access observations made by the CRISM imaging spectrometer on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). [more]

November 2008
CRISM's Primary Science Phase Ends
November 20, 2008, marked the end of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s (MRO's) primary science phase. After one Mars year and one Mars month (two Earth years) of successful operations, CRISM Principal Investigator Scott Murchie shares his thoughts on the mission so far. [more]

March 2008
Outliers of Water Ice
Over the past few months, we've been gaining a better understanding of how Mars' subsurface, surface, and atmosphere interact and affect the presence of water ice in the northern plains of Mars. Understanding these interactions will help us figure out how water has shaped the landscape of Mars throughout its history. [more]

October 2007
Looking for a Place to Land
The CRISM science team has released one of our largest data sets yet: images covering the 46 candidate sites under consideration for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), slated to reach Mars in 2010. [more]

February 2007
Looking with New Eyes for the Next Mars Landing Site
CRISM is now approaching 100 days of operation in Mars orbit. In that time, the "ops" team has taken over 700 images of specific targets including over 250 at high resolution! [more]

September 2006
Waiting for First Light
MRO has passed its 1-year anniversary since launch, and CRISM is set to open its cover and start mapping Mars! [more]