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March 25, 2015
Ancient Martian lake system records two water-related events

Researchers combined images from NASA's CTX instrument with mineralogical data from NASA's CRISM orbiting spectrometer to create a geologic history of flowing water on the surface of Mars nearly 4 billion years ago. [more]

October 24, 2014
New Images Show Comet Siding Spring's Coma
Infrared images of C/2013 (Comet Siding Spring) were taken on Oct. 19, 2014 as it passed close to Mars. The images show the inner part of the cloud of dust, called the coma, that is generated around the comet's nucleus by the warmth of the sun. [more]

October 9, 2014
CRISM Prepares For Mars-grazing Comet Siding Spring
Up to and during Comet Siding Spring's fly-by of Mars on Oct. 19, NASA's Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) will attempt to capture data about the comet that is unobtainable from Earth. [more]

January 23, 2014
Ten Years of Opportunity and Groundbreaking Mars Science
As NASA's Opportunity Rover Marks its Tenth Anniversary, CRISM Continues to Show the Way for Past, Present, and Future Mars Rovers. [more]

December 5, 2013
A Close Look at Mars' Chemical History
In a new blog post by the Planetary Society's Emily Lakdawalla, called "Mars' chemical history: Phyllosian, Theiikian, Siderikian, oh my," she discusses how instruments like CRISM have greatly increased "the richness of the story that we can tell about Mars." [more]

November 19, 2013
Evidence Found for Granite on Mars
Researchers using data from CRISM have stronger evidence of granite on Mars and a new theory for how the granite – an igneous rock common on Earth – could have formed there, according to a new study. [more]

October 29, 2013
Martian Chronicles: CRISM
Scott Perl, CRISM Investigation Scientist at NASA JPL, has a new blog post on NASA's Mars Exploration Program site explaining how the Martian rovers use findings from CRISM and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to unlock the mysteries of Mars. [more]

September 24, 2013
CRISM Reveals New Website
The new website for CRISM features more ways to access the instrument's data and more accessible search tools for both researchers and the public. [more]

April 19, 2013
Guiding NASA's "Curiosity": How CRISM Points the Way To Potential Discoveries
One of the key instruments that helped NASA determine where to land the Curiosity rover in 2012, part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, was CRISM, on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) which entered Mars orbit in 2006. [more]

March 5, 2013
Students Make Real Contributions to Martian Science with CRISM Data
In classrooms across the country, high school and college students are helping scientists to analyze CRISM images through the Mars Exploration Student Data Teams (MESDT) program. [more]

January 20, 2013
CRISM Shows Martian Crater May Have Once Held Groundwater-Fed Lake
Data from CRISM on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution. [more]

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