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In December, NASA reported that its Mars rover “Opportunity”, which has been working the surface of Mars for over 10 years, was experiencing continuing Flash memory problems. They now believe they've found a way to “hack” its software, enabling them to disregard the faulty part.
NASA released a panoramic photo of the Martian surface taken by its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the winter months.
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.
A view of a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center towers was taken on Mars yesterday, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
When NASA's Opportunity Mars rover uses an onboard navigation capability during backward drives, it leaves a distinctive pattern in the wheel tracks visible on the Martian ground.
Hopes for reviving NASA's Spirit Mars rover dimmed further with passage of the point at which the rover's locale received its maximum sunshine for the Martian year.
Nine months after last hearing from the Mars rover Spirit, NASA is stepping up efforts to regain communications with the rover before spring ends on southern Mars in mid-March.
NASAâ€™s Mars rover Spirit has not transmitted any data or signals since March 2010.
NASA mission controllers have not heard from the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit since March 22, and the rover is facing its toughest challenge yet -- trying to survive the harsh Martian winter.
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