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.
NASA's Mars rover Spirit has caught a bevy of dust devils racing across the surface of Mars, which researchers compiled into a stunning new movie.
Images being transmitted by Spirit show a breathtaking view from its vantage point.
At its Gusev crater exploration site, the Spirit Mars rover is wheeling to the summit of Husband Hill and likely to complete its climb this week.
The Spirit Mars rover is within striking range of attaining a once out-of-the-question mission milestone: Reaching the summit of Husband Hill at its Gusev crater exploration site, high in the Columbia Hills, named after the astronauts lost in the tragic s
Images from Opportunity show an expanse of dunes at Meridiani Planum. Rover operators are taking precautions that the golf cart-sized robot won’t get bogged down in any sand trap—to avoid a repeat performance that halted movement of the machine last April
NASA’s dual Mars rovers – Spirit and Opportunity – are wheeling about in their respective zones of exploration: Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum.
Now free to roam after weeks of being stuck in a sand trap, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity is cautiously inspecting the troubling terrain at Meridiani Planum.
A milestone has been reached for those hard-at-work red planet rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Late last week, ground controllers hit 1,000 sols of working with the robots on the surface of Mars. A sol is duration of a solar day on that faraway planet.
NASA's Spirit rover photographed a streak of light that was likely part of a martian meteor shower, scientists announced today.
Explosions and falling rock once peppered the Martian hills that NASAï¿½s Mars rover Spirit currently calls home, astronomers said Tuesday.
All of its six wheels have sunk in deep into a large ripple of soil.
There is never a dull moment for a robot on Mars. A fleeting dust devil comes into view -- just right for picture taking. An outcrop of rock is found that yields insight into the planet’s past. And then there’s need to trudge over and around ever-larger s
BOULDER, Colorado – Future hunts for past or present life on Mars, hauling back to Earth samples of martian rock and soil, as well as setting the stage for a human voyage to the red planet is taking on a decidedly European look.
The hunt for some form of life elsewhere in our universe may spur a veritable fleet of robot orbiters, landers and rovers to study the surface of Mars in the coming years. But they might be looking in the wrong place.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A rock that careened through the Martian sky and bounced to a stop on the red planet’s surface is most definitely not an alien meteorite, the principal investigator of NASA’s Mars rover mission said Friday.
NASA's Spirit rover found a new class of rock on Mars that provides additional clues to the planet's watery past.
Today Opportunity officially hits the one-year mark in its mission to explore Mars and send home data about the red planet's conditions and its history of water.