opportunity

Twelve point five years on Mars

“Marathon Valley” on Mars opens northeastward to a view across the floor of Endeavour Crater in this scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The scene merges multiple Pancam exposures…


Opportunity rolls and digs, and rolls and digs…..

NASA’s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, worked through the lowest-solar-energy days of the mission’s seventh Martian winter, while using a diamond-toothed rock grinder and other tools in recent weeks to investigate clues about the Red Planet’s…


Spires of St. Louis

An elongated crater called “Spirit of St. Louis,” with a rock spire in it, dominates a recent scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Opportunity completed its 4,000 Martian day,…


Marathon Man (Woman?)

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday — 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with…


Opportunity on top

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded this view just after reaching the summit of “Cape Tribulation,” on the western rim of Endeavour Crater, on Jan. 6, 2015, the 3,894th Martian day, or sol, of the…


Rover tracks on Mars

This scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks back toward part of the west rim of Endeavour Crater that the rover drove along, heading southward, during the summer of…