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Latest Mars rover Stories

2014-01-21 16:20:45

NASA Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later.

2014-01-21 16:20:27

NASA has received 58 proposals for science and exploration technology instruments to fly aboard the agency's next Mars rover in 2020, twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in the recent past, and an indicator of the extraordinary interest in exploration of the Red Planet.

rover tracks
2014-01-10 03:08:58

A new image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the space agency’s Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars viewed from orbit.

2014-01-06 16:21:11

Media and public are invited to attend events hosted by NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (NASM), in Washington, to commemorate 10 years of roving across Mars.

mars curiosity wheel damage
2013-12-21 05:53:28

Having successfully completed a software upgrade, the team operating NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity now plans to check the vehicle’s wheel for wear-and-tear, officials with the US space agency announced on Friday.

Mars Curiosity Rover - A Look Back At 2013
2013-12-20 04:35:50

With a new year around the corner, redOrbit decided to take a look back at NASA’s most-prized rover’s accomplishments over the past year, looking at everything from breakthrough discoveries in Martian soil samples to Curiosity’s 100,00th laser shot.

Curiosity Rover Fires Over 100,000 Laser Shots To Date
2013-12-06 04:10:51

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the shot heard round the solar system — 100,000 shots, to be exact. The rover has fired the laser it uses as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils 100,000 times.

Curiosity Mars Shut Down Soft Short
2013-11-21 10:16:07

NASA has suspended its rover Curiosity operations on Mars to check for a possible "soft" short.

Mars Sites Named In Honor Of Bruce Murray
2013-11-14 09:26:23

NASA has named two significant landscape features observed by its Mars rovers "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of the late planetary scientist Bruce Murray.

Mars-like Desert Exploration Completed By ESA's Test Rover
2013-10-16 12:07:11

Braving high winds, dust devils and unpredictable terrain, ESA’s test rover has completed its exploration across – and under – Chile’s Mars-like Atacama Desert.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.