15 October 2004, 06:47 AM ET
There is mounting evidence of the role of water in Mars’ evolution. That fact appears to have been favorable to the development of life -- and the leftover calling card of past biology may be preserved in that world’s geologic record.
07 October 2004, 04:00 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has found - almost by accident - a rock that may point to a second water event in the red planet's past. Meanwhile, it's robotic twin Spirit on the other side of the planet has overcome its recent steering glitch.
04 October 2004, 05:30 AM ET
The researchers and engineers behind NASA's double rover mission to Mars have been given a reprieve of sorts, the chance to work from home during the next six months of their extended expedition.
28 September 2004, 07:09 AM ET
The image shows a dark dot identified as the rover Spirit next to giant Bonneville Crater and the thin dark line, its tracks.
08 September 2004, 03:36 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity found evidence for a lake or sea on Mars, and new research suggests the body of water was deep, large and long-lasting.
18 August 2004, 04:30 PM ET
The Mars rover Spirit, while some showing signs of age, has found signs that water once flowed atop the rocks of its Gusev Crater landing site. The Opportunity rover, at the bottom of Endurance Crater, has found a mysterious rock and a batch of red spheru
09 August 2004, 04:00 AM ET
A future astronaut traipsing across the landing sites of the Mars Exploration Rovers - Spirit and Opportunity ï¿½ might be squishing into a welcome mat of microbes, according to one NASA scientist.
06 August 2004, 09:45 AM ET
04 August 2004, 07:04 PM ET
Both of NASA's Mars rovers experienced problems this week as they enter unknown engineering territory, operating well beyond their what the original blueprints called for.
17 February 2004, 02:00 PM ET
Water was common across a vast region of ancient Mars, creating habitable conditions for long stretches of time billions of years ago, scientists said Thursday.