Latest News About Mars Rovers Opportunity and Spirit

Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity are 6-wheeled, remotely operated explorers on the planet Mars. Learn more about Mars exploration and how the Spirit and Opportunity rovers are doing.
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Happy New Year, Mars! NASA Toasts Martian Calendar Milestone
NASA is celebrating the New Year on Mars on June 19, 2015. One Mars year is 687 days long, nearly twice the time of an Earth year, due to Mars' longer orbit around the sun.
June 19th, 2015
It's New Year's Day on the Red Planet today and NASA is celebrating in style with an epic three-day party in Mars itself … Mars, Pennsylvania, that is.
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NASA Spacecraft Takes 'Deep Dip' Into Martian Upper Atmosphere
Illustration of MAVEN Orbiting Mars
March 27th, 2015
NASA's newest Mars probe recently made a risky dive into the Red Planet's upper atmosphere to learn more about how the planet's climate changed over time.
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Walking on Mars: NASA, Microsoft Explore Red Planet with Wearable HoloLens
OnSight Holographic Planning Tool
January 23rd, 2015
NASA is planning to do science operations with the Curiosity rover using software co-developed with Microsoft for its new wearable technology, the HoloLens.
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How Can We Protect Mars from Earth Germs, While Searching for Life?
Dark Streaks in Coprates Chasma
February 11th, 2015
The search for life on Mars presents us with many challenges – not the least of which is microbial contamination. How do we ensure that microbes from Earth don't hitchhike all the way to the Red Planet and spread there?
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Canadian Crowdfunding Project Aims to Build Mini Mars Rover
Canadian Beaver Rover Prototype
December 5th, 2014
A Canadian company wants to land a couple of robots on Mars in late 2018, but to do so, it might need your help.
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