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Ten Years on Mars for NASA Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Ten Years on Mars for NASA Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Ten years ago this month, NASA Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars for 90 day missions. Much to the surprise of everyone, Spirit’s mission lasted nearly seven years, and Opportunity is still operational and making scientific discoveries to this day!

Love Space Exploration? Watch this Documentary!

PBS Nova has an awesome documentary about NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. I embeded it here but it is also available on Netflix and the PBS website. Click below for Chapters 1-4

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Having been embedded in a rut of floury sand for several weeks now, NASA’s Mars Rover has successfully used its microscopic imager to shoot a collage of her underbelly.

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

NASA is currently planning on imaging the underbody of the immobile rover to see just how badly Spirit is trapped in the sand.

Spirit Rover Update – Still Stuck, But NASA is Working on it.

Spirit Rover Update – Still Stuck, But NASA is Working on it.

Stuck Spirit Mars Rover receives good news about her middle wheel. Diagnostics indicate it may not be jammed after all. Opportunity snaps a picture of herself.

NASA Ares UAV to fly around Mars and Stream Video

NASA Ares UAV to fly around Mars and Stream Video

NASA’s ARES is a Martian UAV designed to fly at one mile above the surface of Mars. ARES has a 6.5 Meter wingspan and will provide very high resolution images of the Martian surface. Once flying above Mars, ARES will stream video in real time and take atmospheric samples to check for the presence of biological gases on Mars.