Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity

Building on the success of the 1997 Sojourner rover, the Spirit and Opportunity rovers landed on Mars in 2004. Although their planned mission was just 90 Mars days long (about 92 Earth days), Spirit continued until March 2010, while Opportunity was still operating in 2011. Both found evidence that water had helped shape the Martian landscape in the distant past.


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Featured Images

Artist's concept of a Mars Exploration Rover landing on Mars in 2004
Follow the Bouncing Rover Saturday, January 4, 2014
Recent image from Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity
Mars Targets Saturday, September 29, 2012
Endeavour Crater, winter home of the Opportunity Mars rover
Winter Wonderland Thursday, January 26, 2012
Panoramic view of Endeavour crater on Mars, imaged by the Opportunity rover
Final Destination Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Opportunity rover crosses the Martian plains toward Endeavour crater
Crater Crawling Saturday, April 16, 2011
Ground and orbital views of Opportunity rover at Santa Maria crater
Looking In Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Over the Rim Friday, December 31, 2010
Opportunity rover view of Santa Maria crater
Crater Climbing Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Opportunity rover casts it shadow on the rim of a Martian crater
Martian Robot Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Radio Programs

Mars Exploration Rovers Two visitors for the planet Mars Saturday, January 4, 2014
Moon and Mars Roving across the Red Planet Wednesday, August 24, 2011


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