NASA's Opportunity Rover landed on Mars 15 years ago on Jan. 24, 2004. Its last communication with Earth was detected in June 10, 2018, and NASA still does not know the current status of the rover.
Space January 25, 2019
NASA admitted that it may have already lost the Opportunity rover, as it has remained silent since June 10 amid the massive dust storm that has enveloped Mars. However, all hope is not yet lost.
Space August 18, 2018
Engineers with NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover program came up with a themed song list they have been playing each day, trying to awaken the Mars Opportunity Rover. The team’s morale had been low since the rover went silent on June 10.
Space August 15, 2018
ESA unveiled a stunning new photo of a Martian dust storm brewing over the northern region in May 2018. The photo shows towering clouds of dust covering the Utopia Planitia region near the north pole.
Space July 23, 2018
The Opportunity rover has not sent a photo back to Earth since June 10, as a massive dust storm enveloped Mars. NASA is confident that the rover will survive the ordeal, as it hibernates to ride out the storm.
Space July 6, 2018
Curiosity rover took a series of selfies during the worst dust storm in Mars. Meanwhile, the Opportunity rover went offline as it is running out of power due to lack of sunlight.
Space June 20, 2018
Mission engineers failed to make contact with NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, which is now on low power fault mode after failing to recharge its batteries sufficiently. Can Opportunity survive the intense Mars dust storm?
Space June 14, 2018
NASA suspended the operations of the Opportunity rover in Mars as it was engulfed by a massive dust storm. Will the rover, which reached a milestone of spending 5,000 Martian days in February, make it through the ordeal?
Space June 11, 2018
NASA's Opportunity Rover was only set for a 90-day Martian exploration. Days turned into months and years and now, Opportunity has set another milestone for reaching 5,000 sols on the Red Planet.
Space February 19, 2018
How do dust devils - as captured by the navigation camera of NASA's Opportunity rover - drive the climate on Mars? For one, these powerful updrafts are considered an important function in dust cycling, shaping the Red Planet's global climate.
Space April 6, 2016
The Opportunity rover on Mars has returned a photograph showing a dust devil on the Martian surface. What could this mean to the future of human travel to the alien landscape?
Space April 3, 2016
The Opportunity rover is a veteran on Mars, spending 12 years lurking around the Red Planet. During its March 10 drive, the rover faced its steepest slope yet.
Space April 2, 2016
In its 12th year of active service, NASA's Mars Opportunity rover continues to provide researchers with valuable data on the Red Planet. Its current mission involves the exploration of Marathon Valley, which scientists believe contains concentrations of clay minerals that were formed under wet, non-acidic conditions.
Space January 27, 2016
NASA’s Opportunity rover team plots out where it will be going and what it will be doing once winter sets in on Mars.
Space September 27, 2015
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory releases video of Martian 'marathon' starring NASA's Opportunity rover. The short video covers 11 years of movement across the Red Planet.
Space July 7, 2015
Opportunity is still suffering from memory loss after engineers tried to re-engage systems. What is next for this durable craft?
Space March 31, 2015
NASA is going to move forward with its space programs but not with the Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, missions that are going to be scrapped because of budget cuts.
Space March 30, 2015
Opportunity clocks up a total of 26.219 miles, setting a record for the longest trek by a man-made vehicle on another world. Originally meant to complete a 3-month mission, the rover is still going strong more than a decade later.
Space March 25, 2015
The team behind Mars Opportunity Rover is halting other activities to conduct a more thorough study of oddly shaped rocks that have never seen before on the surface of the Red Planet.
Space March 11, 2015
Opportunity has been exploring Mars for 11 years so far. What has NASA's robotic explorer found on the Red Planet?
Space January 24, 2015
The Opportunity rover that is examining the surface of Mars since 2004 suffers from memory loss. NASA scientists are hoping to fix the issue in the next few weeks.
Space December 31, 2014
Having amnesia is never easy but the Opportunity rover is hanging on, attempting to complete its tasks despite the memory gaps. Problems were bound to arise given the rover has been working overtime for 10 years.
Space December 30, 2014
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is in need of a reformatting of flash memory. This is what is wrong with the rover, and how NASA engineers will carry out the process from Earth.
Space September 4, 2014
Soon, the Opportunity rover will be like new. It will undergo a flash memory reformat to wipe out junk, improving Opportunity’s performance up on the Red Planet.
Space September 2, 2014
NASA rover on Mars breaks the distance-driving record for any vehicle on another world. Opportunity rover racks up 25 miles, beating previous Russian record.
Space July 30, 2014
Opportunity, a rover launched ten years ago, on a 90-day mission, is still going strong.
Space July 30, 2014
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity took a photo of itself, showing cleaner-than-usual solar cells. What does this mean for the mission?
Space April 19, 2014
If Mars rover Opportunity had a voice, it would probably be singing "Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy." The NASA rover has taken a selfie even as wind and sun pat its back.
Space April 2, 2014
Scientists have found evidence suggesting that there was once a neutral-water environment in Mars.
Space January 24, 2014
A small rock, dubbed Pinnacle Island, that suddenly appeared in front of the rover Opportunity in Mars, has surprised scientists, but they have a working theory on how it got there.
Space January 20, 2014