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Motherboard

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
asteroids

These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
Becky Ferreira
9.24.18
asteroids

Japan Just Became the First Country to Deploy Rovers on an Asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 mission is visiting an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect samples. The mission profile involves a lot of robots, bullets, and explosives.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.21.18
Troopers

NASA’s Opportunity Rover Is Battling for Its Life in an Epic Martian Dust Storm

Opportunity has driven farther and lived longer than any interplanetary rover. But can it survive one of the most intense dust storms ever observed on Mars?
Becky Ferreira
6.13.18
Pop-Up Rovers

NASA's Adorable Pop-Up Rovers Are Designed to Explore Harsh Alien Terrains

PUFFERs can explore lava tubes, caves, crevasses, steep slopes, cliffs, and other hazardous areas on other worlds.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.17
nasa

NASA Ran a Treasure Hunt for Robots to Develop Space Exploration Tech

Robots in the sample return challenge had to collect hidden rocks without human guidance.
Victoria Turk
9.6.16
nasa

China Plans to Send this Bad Boy to Mars in 2020

The 2020s are shaping up to be a busy and diverse era in Martian surface exploration.
Becky Ferreira
8.25.16
china

China’s ‘Jade Rabbit’ Rover Is Dead, and This Time It Probably Won’t Come Back

Farewell, Yutu, you reached for the Moon.
Victoria Turk
8.3.16
Space

Life on Mars Will Have a Harder Time Hiding from NASA’s New Rover

Why the agency is sending a souped-up version of Curiosity to Mars.
Amy Thompson
5.4.16
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

This Is the Rover That We Want to Send to Alien Oceans

Let’s chuck this thing at Europa, already.
Becky Ferreira
9.25.15
Denmark

An Astronaut Will Remote-Control a Robot on Earth from Space Today

“It is as if the astronaut could extend his arm from space to the ground."
Emiko Jozuka
9.7.15
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