NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is due for a flash memory reformat in an effort to resolve an increasingly bad case of robot amnesia.
Treacherous sands became an unexpected obstacle for NASA's Curiosity rover in July, and now the Mars traveler has been forced to change course, targeting a new geological formation for the next stage of its survey mission.
NASA has revealed details about the highly anticipated 2020 Mars rover - a rover that may be the last automated space agency craft to explore the Red Planet before humans do... hopefully.
This past weekend, NASA's 2004 Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, accrued more than 25 miles of total driving the Red Planet, breaking a record previous held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 Moon rover.
The Mars rover Curiosity has just crossed into new territory, driving out of the ellipse that was predetermined to be "safe" terrain for initial landing and exploration in 2012.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is celebrating its Martian year (687 Earth days) anniversary this week while traversing ground once covered with massive ancient glaciers, according to a recent analysis of geological images.
The Curiosity Mars rover lived up to its namesake today, trying out a little amateur astronomy to catch the Mercury transit - and event that certainly cannot be viewed with the naked eye back on Earth.
Life may be touching down on Mars sooner than we think. It just won't be planting any flags or playing golf. Researchers have proposed attempting to grow plants in a mobile greenhouse on Mars during the next Mars rover landing, which is tentatively expected to land on the planet by 2021.
Future missions to Mars will likely expose astronauts to a staggering amount of radiation during the trip which equates to about what a human can handle in a lifetime, NASA scientists said Thursday.
Mars Curiosity rover, the car-size rover currently on a mission in Mars, is being powered off temporarily as a security measure, NASA said Wednesday, after the sun unleashed a blast headed towards the red planet.
NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover hit a snag late last week, when a memory glitch forced it into a "safe mode" while NASA prepared a backup and diagnosed the trouble, but now Rover successfully come out of safe mode, according to a report.