The Planetary Report • December Solstice 2019
Abigail Fraeman examines how the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, changed our view of Mars.
• November 29, 2019
Planetary exploration news for busy people
• August 21, 2018
It was a signal from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, not Opportunity, that showed up on a Deep Space Network dashboard last week.
• July 10, 2018
Something new and wonderful appeared in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database—an entire listing of meteorites found on Mars by robotic rovers and their science teams from the years 2005–2017.
• April 20, 2018
A personal story recounts how a NASA team used a microscopic imager to take a selfie of the Opportunity rover.
• February 20, 2018
Last week the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity celebrated its 5000th sol on Mars, and it celebrated by taking the first complete Mars Exploration Rover self-portrait.
• September 22, 2017
Opportunity is continuing its drive down Perseverance Valley, a possible channel that was cut in the inner wall of the 22 km-diameter Endeavour impact crater on ancient Mars.
• July 07, 2017
With the latest drive on sol 4782, Opportunity began the long drive down the floor of Perseverance Valley here on Endeavour Crater.
• June 21, 2017
Opportunity is doing a geologic walkabout at the entrance to Perseverance Valley, an ancient and potentially water-carved feature.
• May 18, 2017
Opportunity has arrived at the head of Perseverance Valley—a possible water-cut valley.
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