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The mission was supposed to last for seven days, but ended up lasing 85...The Spirit and Opportunity rover teams lasted a whole 90 days on Mars time, but were fed up by the end. When you think about it, 40 minutes doesn't sound so bad, so what's the
Today marked quite an accomplishment for NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, which marked the beginning of its 10th year on the Red Planet, a feat nearly unparalleled by any other rover. But marking its first decade on Mars becomes perhaps even
Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it's easy to forget it's still alive. Some 5,000 miles away from the limelight surrounding Curiosity's every move, Opportunity this week quietly embarks on its tenth year of exploration -- a
Mars rover Curiosity has completed first-time use of a brush it carries to sweep dust off Martian rocks...The tool is a motorised, wire-bristle brush designed to prepare selected rock surfaces for enhanced inspection by the rover's science
A rare Martian meteorite recently found in Morocco contains minerals with 10 times more water than previously discovered Mars meteorites, a finding that raises new questions about when and how long the planet most like Earth in the solar system had
A 2-billion-year-old rock that broke from Mars and landed in the Sahara desert is quite different from other Martian meteorites, scientists reported Thursday. Not only is it older than most, it also contains more water, a yearlong analysis found.
Mars rover, Curiosity, had dug up signs of life it had not it is the agency's older, smaller jalopy, Opportunity, that has been exploring a more intriguing plot of Martian real estate. A light-colored flat rock that is believed to contain clays that
With the announcement by NASA’s associate administrator for science, John Grunsfled, at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union on Tuesday that the space agency has plans to send a new rover mission to the Red Planet, Mars,
The new Mars photo by Opportunity shows a close-up of a rock outcrop called Kirkwood covered in blister-like bumps that mission scientists can't yet explain. Opportunity rover has scientists scratching their heads over what exactly they're looking at.
Small iron-oxide spheres discovered in Martian rocks may indicate that life existed on Mars millions of years ago, according to researchers...They were originally thought to have provided the first evidence of liquid water on Mars but their existence