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.
HOUSTON, Texas ? NASA?s Spirit Mars rover has wrapped up exploration of a baffling feature called "Home Plate" but now faces the onset of martian winter while dealing with dropping power levels and fighting a balky right front wheel.
It’s crunch time for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a massive spacecraft bearing down on the red planet for a March 10 arrival after seven months of spaceflight.
NASA?s Spirit Mars rover has arrived at a site dubbed "Home Plate" within Gusev crater. But what the robot found has left scientists puzzled.
NASA’s revered Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, are both on a roll toward new scientific objectives, but two years into their mission, the twin robots are each showing their age.
Probably the most remarkable success in America’s space program (outside of being able to put humans on the Moon in 1969 after just eight years), has to be the story of two robotic rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, trucking around on Mars for more than two
After nearly two months at a standstill, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has driven its first tentative meters with a partially stowed robotic arm.
Mars is home to two intrepid NASA rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, featured in the IMAX documentary 'Roving Mars.' Credit: Disney/Maas Digital. Click to enlarge.
The Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have exceeded NASA’s expectations by such a large margin that 2005 was just more icing on the cake as both rovers continue to return invaluable insights into Mars’ past.
Two new studies throw some seriously cold water on the whole water-on-Mars scenario.
NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has sucessfully reached out toward a Martian rock with its robotic arm, overcoming a motor glitch that prevented deployment last month.
NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has successfully moved its robotic arm for the first time in almost two weeks, prompting a series of discussions on the future use of the automaton’s appendage, the mission’s manager said Thursday.
After nearly one year of rolling and scrambling up Husband Hill, NASAï¿½s Mars rover Spirit is headed back down towards new and rocky pastures.
NASA’s Opportunity rover at Meridiani Planum has wheeled up to “Erebus Crater” – a sizable feature about 984 feet (300 meters) across.
After slipping, sliding and slowly crawling its way to the top of a summit in the Columbia Hills, the Spirit Mars rover is having a field day gathering science and snapping imagery from the vantage point.
Phobos and Deimos are seen cutting across the martian night sky.
High atop Husband Hill within Gusev crater, the Spirit Mars rover is performing nighttime astronomical duties.
NASAï¿½s Mars rover Spirit is experiencing the robotic high lifeï¿½literallyï¿½now that it has reached to top of Husband Hill after a slow, year-long climb.
NASAï¿½s Spirit rover is sitting atop the summit of Husband Hill, with rover scientists and engineers overjoyed in achieving the exploration high point.