“Humanity’s greatest explorers aren’t always human,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said of the trailblazing robot.
The rover went into hibernation mode after a global dust storm blocked its solar panels. It has yet to wake up.
NASA landed twin rovers Opportunity and Spirit on Mars in 2004. Both outlasted their intended 90-day lifespans, but the agency
Curiosity was designed to extend and advance the discoveries of Spirit and Opportunity. It sports 10 different science instruments
The strange Mars rock was spotted by Opportunity on Jan. 8 in a spot where, 13 days earlier, there was nothing. The rock
10 Amazing Mars Discoveries by Rovers Spirit & Opportunity Opportunity Rover Breaks U.S. Off-World Driving Record | Video
This chart illustrates comparisons among the distances driven by various wheeled vehicles on the surface of Earth's moon
"For the first time since the Viking missions of the 1970s, we are studying a regional dust storm both from orbit and with
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Opportunity will soon have company on the Red Planet. NASA's newest Mars rover, the 1-ton Curiosity, is slated to land on
"The top priority at [Opportunity site] Greeley Haven is the radio-science campaign to provide information about Mars' interior