September 2, 2015
What Happened to Early Mars' Atmosphere? New Study Eliminates One Theory
A new analysis of the largest known deposit of carbonate minerals on Mars suggests that the original Martian atmosphere may have already lost most of its carbon dioxide by the era of valley network formation. [more]
August 24, 2015
Opportunity Rover Busy at Work To Expand Understanding of CRISM Data
NASA’s Opportunity rover is in Mars’ Marathon Valley, beginning a long measurement campaign to understand the geologic setting and source of the smectites detected using CRISM data. [more]
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]