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Mars Rover Opportunity

Ragged Rover Marks Big Milestone On Red Planet

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.24.2014 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade after landing on Mars, the rover Opportunity is still chugging along. Sure, it has some wear and tear. One of its six w...

Mars Rover Hits Major Milestone

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

On the 10th anniversary of its launch, NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars is also celebrating reaching the halfway point in its drive from one crater-r...

Off-World Driving Record Broken After Four Decades

Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/16/2013 06:47 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is the new American champion of off-planet ...

Sun Forces 'Staycation' For Mars Craft

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- It's the Martian version of spring break: Curiosity and Opportunity, along with their spacecraft friends circling overhead, will take i...

Mars 'Blueberries' Suggest Life Existed On Red Planet

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

It's a question that has plagued scientists for decades: Is there, or has there ever been, life on Mars? While the answer to that question has ofte...

Mars Rover Moving Again After Five-Month Winter

AP | Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. -- The Mars rover Opportunity is on the go again. After spending nearly five months conducting experiments in one spot, the NASA rov...

Scientists Make HUGE Discovery On Mars

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.08.2011 | Technology

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity has found what scientists believe is the most convincing evidence to date that water may have flowed on the Red Planet. ...

WATCH: This Is What It's Like To Drive On Mars

Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology

A new video from NASA gives a bit of an idea what it's like to drive on Mars -- albeit very slowly. Opportunity, one of the Mars rovers, recently c...

Innovations In Space Technology Are Still Key

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

Innovation in space technology is still key to U.S. scientific and economic preeminence; space has been primarily America's frontier for 50 years and should remain so.

NASA Excited Over Rock Discovery

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.02.2011 | Technology

Giddiness and excitement swept over NASA scientists Thursday after a small rover discovered a rock on Mars that could suggest life on the red planet, ...

LOOK: Mars Rover Explores Giant Crater

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | Technology

By Alicia Chang, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The Mars rover Opportunity is snapping pictures like a tourist since arriving at its latest cr...

LOOK: Amazing New Pictures From Mars

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology

After a nearly three-year journey, the Mars rover Opportunity on Tuesday reached the rim of the Endeavour crater, according to a statement from NASA a...

Mars Rover On The Cusp On New Discovery

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Months after the death of the Mars rover Spirit, its surviving twin is poised to reach the rim of a vast crater to begin a fresh r...