A $30 million Google-backed competition to land a spacecraft on the moon may be about to be scooped... by China.
Engineers are currently working on an algorithm that could help Mars rovers avoid getting stuck in sand traps and other roving hazards.
From its vantage point on the surface of Mars, NASA's rover Opportunity relayed a spectacular series of images of a blue-hued sunset on the red planet.
One of NASA's six-year-old Mars rovers missed its winter wake-up call, prompting concerns that it may never recover from the frigid cold.
NASA's stuck Mars rover Spirit took the tiniest of steps to free itself from a sand trap that brought it to a standstill six months ago. After spinning its wheels for the equivalent of 8.2 feet, the rover moved about 0.5 inches forward, 0.3 inches to the left and 0.2 inches down, NASA reports, thou...