Curiosity rover celebrates 2,000 sols on Mars as it prepares to examine ancient clays

Time goes by quickly when you are exploring Mars. It may not seem like it, but NASA’s Curiosity rover has now passed the 2,000-sol marksince its landing way back in August 2012. In those 5+ years, the rover has discovered evidence that Gale crater used …

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Incredible journey: Opportunity rover reaches 5,000-sol milestone on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover has just crossed another amazing threshold – passing the 5,000-sol mark on Mars. That is a phenomenal achievement, considering that the plucky little machine was designed for a hopeful lifetime of at least 90 sols (a sol is a Martian day, just …

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Curiosity rover finds seasonal clues about Martian methane and investigates unusual ‘stick’ formations

As we enter 2018, NASA’s Curiosity rover continues to be busy exploring on top of Vera Rubin Ridge, on the lower flanks of Mount Sharp. The rover is gradually making its way farther up the flanks, closing in the picturesque foothills in front of it. …

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Opportunity rover survives worst part of another Martian winter as it continues study of ancient gully

As incredible as it is to believe, NASA’s Opportunity rover is still going strong on Mars, nearly fourteen years after landing in January 2004. And now once again, it has just passed the shortest daylight time of the Martian year, the worst part of the …

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