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Read Release: New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site
A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago.
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Read Release: NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation' NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, "Perseverance Valley."
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Read Release: Mars Rover Leader Peter Theisinger to Receive National Trophy Mars Rover Leader Peter Theisinger to Receive National Trophy
Peter Theisinger, who led projects that developed multiple NASA rovers that successfully landed on Mars, will receive a National Air and Space Museum Lifetime Achievement Trophy.
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Read Release: NASA Mars Orbiter Tracks Back-to-Back Regional Storms NASA Mars Orbiter Tracks Back-to-Back Regional Storms
A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating.
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Read Release: Opportunity View of 'Private Joseph Field' on Mars Opportunity View of 'Private Joseph Field' on Mars
This image of a target called "Private Joseph Field" combines four images from the microscopic imager on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, with enhanced color information added from the rover's panoramic camera.
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Opportunity Inspects 'Gasconade' on 'Spirit Mound' Opportunity Inspects 'Gasconade' on 'Spirit Mound'
This relatively bright outcropping of rock, dubbed "Gasconade," was investigated by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity while the rover was perched on "Spirit Mound" at the western edge of Mars' Endeavour Crater.
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Read Release: NASA's Opportunity Rover to Explore Mars Gully NASA's Opportunity Rover to Explore Mars Gully
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover will drive down a gully carved long ago by a fluid that might have been water, according to the latest plans for the 12-year-old mission. No Mars rover has done that before.
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Read Release: Rover Opportunity Wrapping up Study of Martian Valley Rover Opportunity Wrapping up Study of Martian Valley
"Marathon Valley," slicing through a large crater's rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA's Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on.
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View Image: Opportunity's Devilish View from on High Opportunity's Devilish View from on High
From its perch high on a ridge, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded this image of a Martian dust devil twisting through the valley below.
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Read the release: Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars
NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is driving to an alternative hillside target after a climb on the steepest slope ever tackled by any Mars rover. Opportunity could not quite get within reach of a target researchers hoped the rover could touch earlier this month.
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Read the release: Mars Rover Opportunity Busy Through Depth of Winter Mars Rover Opportunity Busy Through Depth of Winter
NASA's Opportunity rover, which landed on Mars 12 years ago this week, remained active through the shortest-sunshine days of the current Martian winter.
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Read the release: Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover will soon drive to the southern side of a valley where a sunward tilt will help the solar-powered rover keep active through the Martian winter.
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Read the release: Opportunity Rover's 7th Mars Winter to Include New Study Area Opportunity Rover's 7th Mars Winter to Include New Study Area
NASA's Opportunity rover has resumed driving after Mars emerged from behind the sun. Plans call for the rover to examine sites in Marathon Valley during the upcoming winter.
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Read the release: Mars Missions to Pause Commanding in June, Due to Sun Mars Missions to Pause Commanding in June, Due to Sun
Next month, Mars will swing almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective, and this celestial geometry will lead to diminished communications with spacecraft at Mars. >>
Read the release: Martian Reminder of a Pioneering Flight Martian Reminder of a Pioneering Flight
Names related to the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic have been informally assigned to a crater NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is studying. This false-color view of the "Spirit of St. Louis Crater" and the "Lindbergh Mound" inside it comes from Opportunity's panoramic camera. >>
Read the release: 'Rock Spire in 'Spirit of St. Louis Crater' on Mars Rock Spire in 'Spirit of St. Louis Crater' on Mars
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. >>
Read the release: 'Mars Test Rover Joins Runners at Finish Line' Mars Test Rover Joins Runners at Finish Line
Runners at JPL cheer as a test model of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity does a ceremonial "crossing the finish line" after a relay marathon to celebrate the real rover surpassing the distance of a marathon race on Mars. >>
Read the release: 'Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting' Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting
The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity learned Thursday that the long-lived rover experienced a brief amnesia event related to its flash memory, the first since a reformatting of that nonvolatile type of memory a week earlier. >>
Read the release: 'NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Passes Marathon Distance' NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Passes Marathon Distance
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Mars marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months. >>
Read the release: 'NASA Reformats Memory of Longest-Running Mars Rover' NASA Reformats Memory of Longest-Running Mars Rover
After avoiding use of the rover's flash memory for three months, the team operating NASA's 11-year-old Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reformatted the vehicle's flash memory banks and resumed storing some data overnight for transmitting later. >>
Read the release: 'Rover Examining Odd Mars Rocks at Valley Overlook' Rover Examining Odd Mars Rocks at Valley Overlook
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is investigating unusual rocks before reformatting the rover's memory and continued driving toward "Marathon Valley." >>
Opportunity Rover Nears Mars Marathon Feat Opportunity Rover Nears Mars Marathon Feat
In February 2015, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is approaching a cumulative driving distance on Mars equal to the length of a marathon race. This map shows the rover's position relative to where it could surpass that distance. >>
High Viewpoint for 11-Year-Old Rover Mission on Mars Hilltop Panorama Marks Mars Rover's 11th Anniversary
A panorama from one of the highest elevations that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached in its 11 years on Mars includes the U.S. flag at the summit. >>
NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Climbs to High Point on Rim NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Climbs to High Point on Rim
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, continuing to drive while engineers tackle a flash-memory issue, has reached a crater-rim high point on "Cape Tribulation." >>
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