Mars

Opportunity

NASA Releases Opportunity Rover’s Final Panoramic View of Mars

Opportunity spent its final months building this panorama of its location, which is now its gravesite.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.19
Oppy

NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover Is Dead

Mission leads have not heard from Oppy since it was caught in a massive dust storm last June. On Wednesday, NASA announced that it had died.
Becky Ferreira
2.13.19
asteroids

Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun

It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
Becky Ferreira
2.8.19
mars rovers

A Rover Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin is Headed for Mars in 2020

“This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore.”
Becky Ferreira
2.7.19
Mars

The Martian North Pole Is a 'Winter Wonderland' Right Now, New Photo Shows

Korolev crater contains a permanent ice field that stretches over a mile deep.
Becky Ferreira
12.20.18
intraterrestrials

There's a 'Subterranean Galapagos' Deep Inside the Earth

“A decade ago, we had no idea that the rocks beneath our feet could be so vastly inhabited.”
Becky Ferreira
12.11.18
Mars

NASA’s InSight Lander Is Already Snapping Amazing Pictures of Mars

On its first sol on the red planet, the mission sent home images of a dusty landscape, a lander selfie, and a wide shot of Mars from space.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
Mars

NASA Successfully Landed Its Digging Robot on Mars

InSight is the first Mars mission to focus on the red planet’s interior, and will drill a hole five meters into its surface.
Becky Ferreira
11.26.18
Mars

Megafloods on Mars Carved Giant Canyons Into the Red Planet

Jezero Crater, site of a Martian paleolake, is on the shortlist of landing sites for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
Becky Ferreira
11.16.18
Space

The National Space Council Is Pushing for a 2028 Moon Mission

A potential mission to the moon in 2028 was pitched at a meeting of the National Space Council yesterday in response to pressure from President Trump.
Caroline Haskins
11.16.18
space stations

We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations

Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
Mars

What's That Weird Cloud That's Been Looming Over Mars for Weeks?

A 930-mile-long cloud is suspended over one of Mars' volcanoes.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
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