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Mars Rover May Be Solar System's Slowest Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.08.2015 | Science

The Mars rover Opportunity can now claim that it has completed a marathon, but its finish time is nothing to brag about. NASA's Jet Propulsion Labo...

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...

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 Red...

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 th...

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-ri...

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 ...

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. ...