Earth has been sending probes to Mars for decades, and some missions are especially awe-inspiring.
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.
A set of newly released photos shows what NASA's Mars rover Opportunity was looking at just before being engulfed by the monster dust storm that took its life.
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.