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.
The discovery of an iron meteorite sitting on Mars by NASA’s Opportunity rover has kick-started a wide-ranging discussion as to what the find may be telling us about the planet itself, past water conditions there, and just how peppered the red planet migh
Scientists controlling the Opportunity Mars rover are taking an up-close look at an intriguing pitted rock on Mars, now dubbed "Heat Shield Rock".
It's been a watershed year of science for the NASA Mars rover Spirit, a six-wheeled automaton that continues to probe the red planet's secrets as it clambers up the Columbia Hills.
The Mars rover Spirit has come a long way since it hurtled down through the red planet's atmosphere and came to a bouncy, airbag-protected stop at Gusev Crater on Jan. 3, 2004. One year later, NASA celebrates.
BOULDER, Colo. -- Like the adage here on Earth, so goes it for Mars: One person’s junk is another’s gold mine -- in this case, charred and busted up pieces of a heat shield.
NASA’s Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover is wheeling about a field of spacecraft litter – the remains of heat shield hardware that protected the robot from its plunge through the martian atmosphere last January.
SAN FRANCISCO - NASA's Mars rovers have returned new evidence for past water, pictures of Earth-like clouds seen for the first time from the planet's surface, and a rock that doesn't look like anything scientists have ever seen.
The success of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity in finding tell-tale signs of past water at its Meridiani Planum landing site has left some researchers believing the region could have once been a habitable, albeit hostile, environment.
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity will back its way out of a crater it has spent four months exploring after reaching terrain that appears too treacherous to tread.
Those work-a-day robots – Spirit and Opportunity – remain steadfast in their Mars research duties.
A steering problem that plagued NASAï¿½s Spirit Mars rover driving abilities has resurfaced almost two weeks after it first appeared.
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.
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.
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.
The image shows a dark dot identified as the rover Spirit next to giant Bonneville Crater and the thin dark line, its tracks.
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.
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
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.