The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is halfway to its next destination, Solander Point. Photo Credit: NASA / JPL
Since August 2011, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been exploring the rim of a 14-mile-wide crater called Endeavour that is geologically very distinct from anything the robot craft had previously encountered. Ancient rocks and clay [...]
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity was given a 90-day life expectancy – she is currently in her tenth year of Martian exploration. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.
Only weeks after it broke the record for the farthest-driven NASA vehicle on an alien world, the Mars Exploration Rover-B – better known as “Opportunity” – is [...]
Opportunity has been studying the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars since the rover arrived there in August 2011. This crater spans 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter, or about the same area as the city of Seattle. This is more than 20 times wider than Victoria Crater, the largest impact crater that [...]