Mars Exploration Rovers

Spirit’s Last Panorama

[/caption] Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) features an image mosaic put together in part by Universe Today's Ken…

11 years ago

In Memoriam: Spirit Rover, 2004-2010

If you're feeling a little sad today at the news that the Spirit rover is "dead," you're not alone. And…

11 years ago

End of the Road for Spirit Rover

[/caption] In the wee hours of May 25, 2011 the scientists and engineers of the Mars Exploration Rover team will…

11 years ago

Hopes Dim for Contacting Spirit Rover

[/caption] Still no response from Spirit, the Mars Exploration Rover that became stuck in a sand trap on the Red…

11 years ago

7 Years on Mars: Downloadable Poster

[/caption] Today, January 3, 2011, is the 7th anniversary of the Spirit rover landing on Mars. In their tradition, Glen…

12 years ago

Rover Captures Sunset, Eclipse on Mars

The Opportunity rover’s latest accomplishments? Cinematographer. Two new movies created by images taken by the long-lasting rover show a blue-tinted…

12 years ago

New Water-Related Discovery from Hibernating Spirit Rover

[/caption] She may be down, but she’s not out – out of the discovery department, anyway. Data from the Spirit…

12 years ago

Mars Rovers Set Surface Longevity Record

[/caption] Congrats to the science and engineering teams for the Mars Exploration Rover program! Today, (Thursday May 20) the Opportunity…

12 years ago

How to Drive a Mars Rover, Part 3: Five Years on Mars

[/caption] In preparation of celebrating Spirit and Opportunity's fifth anniversary on Mars in January, we've been talking with rover driver…

14 years ago

How to Drive a Mars Rover, Part 2

[/caption] The Mars Exploration Rovers have been traversing the surface of the Red Planet for almost five years now. But…

14 years ago