Opportunity Rover

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,…

2 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

NASA Senior Engineer Kobie Boykins talks About Exploring Mars. And I was There to See it!

I recently had the honor of attending a Nat Geo Live talk hosted by Kobie Boykins. As NASA JPL's chief…

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…

1 year ago

Curiosity Crashed, but it’s Working Fine Again. NASA Won’t Have to Send Astronauts to Turn it off and Back on Again.

A few weeks after Curiosity suffered a glitch that put it in safe mode, the rover is once again operating…

1 year 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…

1 year 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

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

Carnival of Space #575

Welcome to the 575th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers,…

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