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 larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes in front of the sun in this approximately true-speed movie simulation using images from the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
The sun descends to the Martian horizon and sets in this 30-second movie simulation using images from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is chugging toward some interesting mineral deposits on the rim of a fresh crater, guided by a sharp set of eyes from above.
A NASA spacecraft is coming up on a record-breaking milestone: Next week, the space agency's Mars Odyssey orbiter will have worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history.
NASA's Spirit rover currently exploring Mars completed one full swing around the Sun Monday, giving researchers a year-long look at the Martian seasons.
NASA's stuck Mars rover Spirit has found more evidence that water trickled beneath the Red Planet's surface in the past — perhaps even within the last few hundred thousand years.
A new photo yields an up-close view of a meteorite the Mars rover Opportunity found on the Red Planet last month.
After spending the weekend studying a meteorite on Mars, NASA's rover Opportunity headed to yet another space rock — the sixth it has discovered on the Red Planet.
NASA Mars rover Opportunity has apparently found another meteorite on the surface of the Red Planet.
Two years after setting out for a big Martian crater that could hold clues about the Red Planet's potential to support life, NASA's rover Opportunity has hit a milestone: It's more than halfway there.
NASA's beleaguered Mars rover Spirit, which has been hibernating on the surface of Mars since March, is facing its toughest challenge yet – the harsh conditions of the Martian winter. And the rover may lose.
After six-and-a-half years roaming the surface of Mars, a NASA rover has spotted its first dust devil on the red planet.
NASA's intrepid Opportunity rover currently rolling across the surface of Mars has just caught its best-yet glimpse of its next stop – the huge Endeavour Crater.
A small capsule containing dust from the asteroid Itokawa touched down Sunday at the Woomera test range in the Australian Outback. Launched in May 2003, Hayabusa suffered a host of technical problems and malfunctions, but in the end came home.
NASA's long-lived twin Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity have set a new endurance record on Mars, with Opportunity hot on the heels of its sister robot for the title of longest-running mission on the Martian surface.
Today the European Space Agency unveiled new pictures of a windswept crater in the same region of Mars the rover Opportunity has explored. More than simply good looking, the pictures also provide scientists with new data about Martian weather.
NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover snaps new image of Endeavour crater.
Today marks the day that Spirit takes over the record of longest-running Mars mission if she wakes up from her winter hibernation.