Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Screen Saver
Sponsored by the Robotics Alliance Project


Follow the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission via the screen saver that automatically downloads the latest available image updates throughout the duration of the mission.


Mission Timeline

Explore - Every time your screen saver is activated, the latest daily image updates will be brought automatically to your computer. With the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Screen Saver you will follow along on this historic mission.

Imagine - A variety of extra images of Mars are included, as well as artists' renderings of key phases of the mission and the spacecraft hardware.

Mission Timeline
Visit the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter website for more information about the mission!

And visit the Planetary Photojournal for archives of planetary images including those from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission!

System Requirements

To download and use the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Screen Saver your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows Operating System (98/ME/2000/XP)
  • Always-On Internet Connection (DSL or Cable Modem)
  • Display Screen Resolution of 800 x 600 or larger
  • Display Color Quality of True (24-bit) or Highest (32-bit)***

***IMPORTANT: Make sure to check your color quality. To do this, right click on your desktop and select "properties". Select the "settings" tab and look at the "color quality" box. Select either 24 or 32 bit.

Interested in a screen saver for Macs? Visit: (Click on "Multimedia" and then "Screen Savers")

This sounds great! I want to Download the Screen Saver to stay up to date with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission!