Mars panorama: Next best thing to being there
(Phys.org) -- From fresh rover tracks to an impact crater blasted billions of years ago, a newly completed view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the ruddy ...
Opportunity rover rolling again after fifth Mars winter
(Phys.org) -- With its daily supply of solar energy increasing, NASA's durable Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven off the sunward-tilted outcrop, called Greeley Haven, where it worked during its ...
Space Image: Dusty Mars rover's self portrait
(PhysOrg.com) -- This self portrait from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows dust accumulation on the rover's solar panels as the mission approached its fifth Martian winter. The dust reduces the ...
Opportunity rover finds mineral vein deposited by water
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found bright veins of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water. Analysis of the vein will help improve understanding of the history of ...
Digital panoramas of rangelands could be rich source of research data
A scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is exploring how rangeland ecologists could use high-resolution digital panoramas to track landscape changes.
Memorial image taken on Mars on September 11, 2011
A view of a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center towers was taken on Mars yesterday, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Opportunity begins study of martian crater, new samples 'unlike any seen before'
(PhysOrg.com) -- The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows surface compositional differences from anything the robot has studied in its first 7.5 years of exploration.
Auto-pilots need a birds-eye view
New research on how birds can fly so quickly and accurately through dense forests may lead to new developments in robotics and auto-pilots.
Mars rover's 'Gagarin' moment applauded exploration
(PhysOrg.com) -- A flat, light-toned rock on Mars visited by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover in 2005 informally bears the name of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, who rode into orbit in the Soviet Union's ...
Image: Close-up of a meteorite - 'Oilean Ruaidh'
This is an image of the meteorite that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity found and examined in September 2010.
Martian Dust Devil Whirls Into Opportunity's View
(PhysOrg.com) -- In its six-and-a-half years on Mars, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity had never seen a dust devil before this month, despite some systematic searches in past years and the fact that ...
NASA Mars Rover Getting Smarter as it Gets Older
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, now in its seventh year on Mars, has a new capability to make its own choices about whether to make additional observations of rocks that it spots ...
Dust Storm Passing Over Spirit
(PhysOrg.com) -- The amount of electricity generated by the solar panels on Spirit has been declining for the past several Martian days, or sols, as a regional dust storm moved southward and blocked some of ...
Rover Confirms Meteorite on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- Composition measurements by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity confirm that this rock on the Martian surface is an iron-nickel meteorite.