Latest Opportunity rover Stories
Evidence that there was once water on Mars continues to mount, as the ESA and researchers from a U.S. university became the latest to tout findings supporting the theory.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity discovered evidence of ancient water at the rim of an ancient impact crater on the planet's surface, according to a new report published in the May 4 edition of the journal Science.
The NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and the Curiosity rover are now less than 100 days away from landing on the surface of the Red Planet, officials at the US space agency announced on Friday.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, halfway to Mars, adjusted its flight path today for delivery of the one-ton rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars in August.
The Obama administration’s upcoming budget for NASA plans to cut $300 million out of the agency’s planetary science program, which could keep any planetary explorations, including Mars missions, grounded.
The camera at the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has its own calibration target, a smartphone-size plaque that looks like an eye chart supplemented with color chips and an attached penny.
Eight years after landing on Mars for what was planned as a three-month mission, NASA's enduring Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is working on what essentially became a new mission five months ago.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will spend the next several months at a site informally named "Greeley Haven." The site is an outcrop that provides a sun-facing slope to aid in maintaining adequate solar power during the rover's fifth Martian winter.
Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS), novel autonomy software that has been operating on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity since December 2009, is NASA's 2011 Software of the Year recipient.
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