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June 8, 2015
Martian glass: Window into possible past life?

Researchers have used CRISM data to detect deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars; these glasses just might provide a delicate window into the possibility of past life on the Red Planet. [more]


May 5, 2015
New video: “CRISM: Exploring the Geology of Mars”

APL’s ​​Christina Beck describes how she and other researchers use data from CRISM to understand the history and formation of Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons in the solar system.


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]


 
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