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I'm With Stupid: Why You Should Open a Krispy Kreme on Mars

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Last week, as you may recall, I used this space to pay homage to one of man's finest culinary inventions: the doughnut. In short, I confessed to occas...

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...

Ancient Mars May Have Hosted Microbial Life For HOW Long?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Mars may have once been capable of supporting microbial life for hundreds of millions of years in the distant past, new findings from a long-lived Re...

Weird Rock 'Like Nothing We've Seen Before,' Mars Scientists Say

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

A mystery rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover may look like a tasty donut, but it is like nothing ever seen on t...

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 ...

'Other' Mars Rover Notches Major Milestone

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Opportunity, NASA's other Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it's easy to forget it's still alive. Some 5,000 mi...

Rover Makes Major Find In Vast Martian Crater, NASA Says

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES — After rolling around the Martian plains for more than eight years, the Opportunity rover finally found a spot believed to be rich ...

Vast Storm May Affect Mars Rovers, Space Agency Says

Posted 11.24.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 11/24/2012 09:19 AM EST on SPACE.com A NASA spacecraft is keeping tabs on a vast dust storm on Mars that has spaw...

LOOK: Spectacular Panorama Of Mars Snapped By Rover

Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 07/05/2012 04:21 PM EDT on SPACE.com A long-lived NASA rover on Mars has beamed home a stunning panoramic view of...

WOW: Mars Rover Sees Own Shadow In Dramatic Photo

Posted 05.24.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/24/2012 07:04 AM EDT on SPACE.com The late-afternoon sun lights up a huge Martian crater in a spectacular new ...

Aging Mars Rover Still Spry, But For How Long?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Science

The NASA Mars rover Opportunity is ailing but still functional after eight years on the red planet's surface. That's a very long time in rover years. ...