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NASA Releases Opportunity Rover’s Final Panoramic View of Mars

Opportunity spent its final months building this panorama of its location, which is now its gravesite.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.19
mars rovers

A Rover Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin is Headed for Mars in 2020

“This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore.”
Becky Ferreira
2.7.19
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An Image Processing Trick Shows Mars in Unprecedented Detail

Researchers bring features on the Martian surface into sharper focus—including what looks like the long-lost Beagle 2 lander.
Victoria Turk
4.26.16
FRANCE

Watch a Mars Rover Practice Its First Steps

The European Space Agency says this will be the "second most stressful moment" of the ExoMars 2018 mission.
Victoria Turk
11.5.15
nasa

Short Circuit Puts the Curiosity Rover's Fate in Question

Curiosity will be out of commission for several days after an electrical glitch.
Becky Ferreira
3.4.15
Space

Why NASA Has 13 Spacecraft Watching a Single Comet This Weekend

Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass about 87,000 miles from Mars, and a whole fleet of spacecraft and rovers have been lined up to image it.
Amy Shira Teitel
10.15.14
nasa

The Time NASA Lost a Mars Orbiter Because of a Metric System Mixup

Using the metric system onboard a spacecraft and imperial on the ground can have disastrous consequences.
Amy Shira Teitel
9.11.14
Space

A Giant, Red Planet-Inspired Sandpit Will Test Europe's First Mars Rover

ExoMars needs to learn to navigate in Mars-like conditions before its 2018 mission.
Victoria Turk
3.28.14
Space

The Mars Rovers Are Pretty Good Photographers

A chat with geologist John Grant, curator of a new space photo exhibition at the Smithsonian.
Nadja Sayej
2.21.14