A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.
Opportunity spent its final months building this panorama of its location, which is now its gravesite.
This stunning CGI short recounts its historic accomplishments before unveiling its dramatic, planet-plunging finale.
Old prospector, meet the technology that could replace you.
The planet’s dense atmosphere is a challenge to landers, but a boon to balloons.