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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From 1976 to 2012, six NASA missions to Mars have landed successfully. With technological improvement through the years, the scope of the landing areas have decreased dramatically - edging closer to pinpoint landings.
This global view of Mars shows the landing sites of NASA's Viking 1, Viking 2, Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity, Phoenix spacecraft and includes where Curiosity is set to touchdown on August 6th, 2012 (EDT).
Since January 2004, NASA's Opportunity rover has traveled nearly 22 miles - almost the length of a marathon (26.2 mi.). It has found evidence that Mars was once wet and remained so for millions of years.
The Mars Science Laboratory, currently en route to the Red Planet, may land on or near Martian sand dunes. NASA engineers are taking an identically weighted test-rover for a spin in surface conditions similar to driving on Mars.
High-precision slip tests in hot, dry sands show that the Mars Science Lab "Curiosity" may be more sure-footed than its predecessors Spirit or Opportunity. JPL engineers trek accurate rover surrogates across the dusty desert to measure performance.
In this space wallpaper,Rover makes progress on long trek to Endeavour Crater.
A brief look at the space agency's science and exploration highlights.
Though technically hibernating, as winter progresses at its latitude, the Exploration Rover is delivering data on Mars' rotation; adding to its wealth of discoveries made since making planetfall on January 24th, 2004.
Opportunity landed on the Red Planet eight years ago, and it's still doing science work.
Opportunity is hunkering down at a site called Greeley Haven.
Spirit and Opportunity have made ground-breaking discoveries on the Red Planet.
The Opportunity rover made its find on the rim of Endeavour Crater.
Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, will face challenges getting to the cold dusty world and doing science there. MSL is a very different mission from past Red Planet rovers. Here's how they compare.
During the 13 mile journey of NASA’s Opportunity rover from Victoria to Endeavour craters, an image of the horizon was taken at the end of each drive. Sound represents vibration of the rover while moving and was derived from its accelerometers.
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity - only "warrantee'd" for 90 days – is soon to reach a 13 mile-wide impact site, 7 years after landing. In pursuit of the water story, the team eagerly anticipates a scientific harvest at his deep new site.