This global map of Mars shows a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The map was produced by the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The blue dot indicates the approximate location of Opportunity. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm

Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report Updated at 4:30 p.m. PDT on June 10, 2018 NASA engineers received a…

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An artist’s rendition of the InSight lander - which will collect data on what’s inside the planet Mars. NASA

A brief history of Martian exploration – as the InSight Lander prepares to launch

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The channel descending a Martian slope in this perspective view is "Perseverance Valley," the study area of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity as the rover passes its 5,000th Martian day. The view overlays a HiRISE image onto a topographic model with five-fold vertical exaggeration, to show shapes. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona/WUSTL

5,000 Days on Mars; Solar-Powered Rover Approaching 5,000th Martian Dawn

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Mars seen by Viking. NASA / USGS

Our rover could discover life on Mars – here’s what it would take to prove it

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Anastasiya (left) and myself working on the Haughton crater rim. Mars Society, Author provided

Dear diary: the Sun never set on the Arctic Mars simulation

Dear diary: the Sun never set on the Arctic Mars simulation Anastasiya (left) and myself working on the Haughton crater rim. Mars Society, Author provided…

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This is a shareable animation about a social media game called Mars Rover. On their mobile devices, players drive a rover through rough Martian terrain, challenging themselves to navigate and balance the rover while earning points along the way. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GAMEE

NASA Rover Game Released for Curiosity’s Anniversary

As Curiosity marks its fourth anniversary (in Earth years) since landing on Mars, the rover is working on collecting its 17th sample. While Curiosity explores…

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