Mars Rover Curiosity

The Soundtrack To Space Exploration

After 15 years of diligently exploring the surface of Mars, the Opportunity rover finally succumbed to the elements and went offline Feb. 13. As obituaries and tributes to “Oppy” surfaced, fans caught a glimpse into the robot’s final moments:...
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Nasa Launches Weekly Mars Forecast Site Using Insight Weather Data

NASA has launched a Mars weather service website courtesy of its InSight rover, the space agency has announced. The new site provides the public with a weekly Mars forecast, including high and low temperatures, wind speed, and pressure. The weekly...
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Guy Gets Tattoo To Honor Nasa’s Opportunity Rover, But There’s One Big Problem

NASA's Opportunity rover had a long, eventful stay on Mars, but unfortunately those days are now behind us. The rover has been officially declared dead after a dust storm last year caused its batteries to remain dry and cold, preventing it from...
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'my Battery Is Low' Tattoo Depicting Mars Rover Rattles Twitter

Netizens’ backlash comes after NASA last week declared that the mission of its Opportunity rover on Mars is to be ended after the rover failed to respond to more than 1,000 wake-up commands.
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Self-driving Rovers Explore Moroccan Desert, Shooting For Mars

Ever since the first successful landing on Mars in the 1970s, scientists have striven to deepen their knowledge of the red planet's surface. The first successful rover, the Sojourner, was deployed on Mars's surface in July 1997. Since then, there...
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Farewell, Opportunity: Rover Dies, But Its Hugely Successful Mars Mission Is Helping Us Design The...

NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars has been officially pronounced dead. Its amazingly successful mission lasted nearly 15 years, well beyond its initial three-month goal. Opportunity provided the first proof that water once existed on Mars and shaped...
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Rip, Oppy The Mars Rover

Opportunity began her life on Mars on January 24, 2004. This week, at age 15, NASA has officially declared the golf-cart sized rover dead following a battle with dust that prevented her from charging her batteries.
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'like A Rover In The Wind': One Mars Rover Pays Tribute To Another On Nasa Twitter Account

The tribute poem, invoking Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," was tweeted by Curiosity Rover's Twitter account after news broke that Opportunity, a 15-year-old Mars rover, had been declared...
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Nasa Declares Mars Rover Opportunity Officially Dead

NASA's six-wheeled rover landed on the red planet in January 2004 for what billed as a 90-day mission. The robot was still going until a dust storm on Mars last summer killed it.
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Mars Rover's Mission Finally Over, Nasa Says

"I declare the Opportunity mission is complete," NASA official Thomas Zurbuchen said Wednesday of the U.S. Mars rover mission that outlasted its projected life span by more than 14 years.     The Opportunity rover succumbed to a Martian dust...
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Nasa Declares Mars Rover Opportunity’s Record-setting Mission Over After 15 Years

NASA has officially called it quits on its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, eight months after last hearing from the lander. The Rover landed on the Red Planet in early 2004. The post NASA declares Mars rover Opportunity’s record-setting...
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Nasa Rover Finally Bites The Dust On Mars After 15 Years

NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet.
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Nasa's Opportunity Rover Is Dead. We Asked Nasa Scientists To Write Eulogies For The Robot

After some 15 prolific years on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Opportunity rover has gone silent. And after an all out effort to re-establish contact, the space agency says it's given up hopes of ever hearing back from the rover. We talked to...
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Six Men Watch A Robot Die On Mars: A Short Play

THE PROCESS IS INTERPLANETARY NOW SCENE: Six men at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory watch as the final commands are sent to Opportunity, the Mars Rover. this past Tuesday night. Opportunity was supposed to last just 90 days on the...
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After 15 Years, Nasa Ends Mission For Mars Rover

The rover was set for just a three-month life span after landing on Mars in 2012.
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After 15 Years, Nasa Ends Mission For Mars Rover

The rover was set for just a three-month life span after landing on Mars in 2012.
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Opportunity Mars Rover’s Watch Is Ended [update: Nasa Now Live]

NASA’s Opportunity Rover mission’s craft has spoken its last, and after 5,352 days on Mars, its watch is ended. NASA’s Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA science division chief, are expected to hold a...
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Opportunity Did Not Answer Nasa’s Final Call, And It’s Now Gone To Us

Enlarge / The Opportunity rover leaves its landing site in Eagle Crater on Mars back in 2004. (credit: NASA) Late Tuesday night, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent their final data uplink to the Opportunity rover on Mars. Over...
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Nasa About To Pull Plug On Mars Rover, Silent For 8 Months

NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits.
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Nasa's Curiosity Captures Incredible 360-degree View Of Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge [watch]

NASA has unveiled an incredible 360-degree video of Mars' "Rock Hall" taken by the Curiosity Rover before it began its exploration of the "Glen Torridon." Created from a panorama captured by the lander on Dec. 19, the 360-degree view of Mars' rocky t
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