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Feb 17, 2015 04:50 AM ET
NASA's rover Opportunity landed on Mars in 2004 and was only supposed to last 3 months. But more than a decade later the plucky vehicle is close to crossing the 26.2-mile mark in land traversed, despite a few senior technical moments along the way.
Feb 5, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like a coworker looking over her shoulder in the office, Curiosity has a Martian colleague checking up on her progress from high above.
Jan 23, 2015 06:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Drones are taking over Earth -- will they soon invade Mars? If a new NASA project gains momentum, remote-controlled drone exploration of the red planet could soon become a thing.
Jan 16, 2015 10:29 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The UK's Beagle 2 Mars lander, which disappeared during a landing attempt over Christmas in 2003, has finally been found by a NASA spacecraft.
Jan 14, 2015 03:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In new photographs sent to Earth from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, you'd be forgiven in thinking that the one-ton robot has botched some home repairs.
Jan 9, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's veteran Mars rover Opportunity has climbed its highest peak in 40 months of exploring the rim of Endeavour crater, despite suffering 'amnesia' issues with its on board flash memory.
Dec 29, 2014 10:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Inevitable age-related issues have surfaced for Mars rover Opportunity and mission engineers are being challenged by an increasingly troubling bout of flash memory glitches.
Dec 18, 2014 03:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight, at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT), Discovery Channel will air a behind-the-scenes documentary of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
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