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“Opportunity”

Jul 25, 2014 03:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comet Siding Spring is about to make a historic near miss of the red planet -- and NASA is preparing its Martian robots for the potentially hazardous encounter. Continue reading →
May 21, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Discovery News
As NASA's Mars rover Opportunity continues to explore the red planet over a decade since landing, it continues to return stunning imagery from Meridiani Planum, a plain near the Martian equator.
Apr 21, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Opportunity has been given a new lease on life after the red planet gave the tenacious Mars rover a power-boosting spring clean. Continue reading →
Mar 27, 2014 07:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we in the Northern Hemisphere (on Earth) enjoy the warmer days of Spring, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is having a very similar springtime celebration. Continue reading →
Mar 12, 2014 02:21 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s baseline budget for the year beginning Oct. 1 pulls the plug on the 10-year-old Mars rover Opportunity, newly released details of the agency’s fiscal 2015 spending plan show. Continue reading →
Mar 3, 2014 05:17 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Every feature on Mars that's named for an engineer or technician has a back story, including the McClure-Beverlin Escarpment. Continue reading →
Feb 20, 2014 01:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has picked out rover Opportunity from orbit, putting the 'Mars rock mystery" to bed once and for all. Continue reading →
Feb 15, 2014 09:11 AM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Scientists have solved the mystery of the strange rock on Mars that suddenly appeared next to the Opportunity rover.
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