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 Opportunity owed its astounding longevity to superior engineering, smart and creative drivers, and surprisingly consistent Red Planet winds, mission team members said.
NASA has given up on trying to make contact with its long-silent Opportunity rover on Mars, but the loss of the 15-year resident doesn't spell the end of Mars rovers.
NASA has officially stopped trying to contact its Opportunity rover on Mars, but before the robot went silent, it claimed a dramatic record: farthest distance driven on another planetary body.
As the Opportunity rover's mission on Mars officially comes to an end, we reflect on some of the strangest sights the rover and its twin, Spirit, encountered on the Red Planet.
NASA made its final attempt to resurrect the long-silent Opportunity rover on Mars on last night (Feb. 12). It will update the public today.
NASA has developed a new, more powerful collection of commands to try to force the long-silent Opportunity rover on Mars to resume operations.
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is beginning its 16th year on the Red Planet the same way it ended its 15th — in silence.
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has been silent since June 10, a casualty of a mega-dust storm. But the robot's handlers haven't given up yet on Opportunity, which touched down on Mars in January 2004.
Four months after falling silent during a raging dust storm, NASA's Opportunity Mars rover still hasn't made a peep.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover noticed this summer's monster dust storm fairly early on — but not in the way you might expect.
The Opportunity rover on Mars is battling to survive during an epic dust storm, and while NASA waits for any signs of life from the rover, you can beam the robot your support with a digital postcard.
Engineers with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program have been left hanging on like a yo-yo for 60 days now, after Opportunity lost power during a global dust storm.