Opportunity

Perseverance and the Quest to Find Life on Mars

I remember the Summer of 1997 when a shoebox-sized Mars rover literally broke the Internet. Sojourner - the first rover…

2 months ago

Amazing View of How Dust Storms Grow on Mars

In 2018, Mars experienced one of its global dust storms, a phenomenon seen nowhere else. As science would have it,…

4 months ago

It’s Been Exactly One Year Since Opportunity Sent This Final Message Home – on its 5,111th Martian Day

Opportunity's final message home is not much to look at on its own. If you're old enough to remember film…

1 year ago

This is the Final Photograph from Opportunity

Sad. But beautiful. NASA has shared Opportunity's final photograph from the surface of Mars. The rover's final resting place is…

2 years ago

We Hate Long Goodbyes, But Opportunity has Earned One

NASA's Opportunity rover has reached the end of its life. Initially designed to last 90 days, and to travel only…

2 years ago

Still no Word from Opportunity

Could this be the end of the Opportunity rover? There's been no signal from the rover since last summer, when…

2 years ago

A Tiny Motor on Curiosity was one of the First Instruments to Notice the Global Martian Dust Storm

A tiny actuator on a sample arm on the Curiosity rover gave the first indication that a storm on the…

2 years ago

NASA Spots Opportunity as the Dust Storm Clears. Still No Word From Her Though

With the recent Martian dust storm clearing, NASA managed to spot the Opportunity rover on the surface, though communications have…

2 years ago

As the Martian Dust Storm Subsides, There’s Still No Word From Opportunity

The Martian dust storm that has been raging for months finally appears to be subsiding, though it will still be…

2 years ago