Science

Destination: Mars

The Mars Exploration Rover Mission

  • Explorer Felt the Pull of Mars

    The twin NASA rovers' principal investigator saw the planet as a new frontier for geology.

  • Terrain of Mars Is Seen in High Relief

    Early stereoscopic and 3-D images awe viewers. A 30-foot crater in the distance shows promise as a 'window' into the Red Planet's interior.

  • Photos Show Mars Rover Hit 'Scientific Sweet Spot'

    NASA's Spirit rover completed its first full day on Mars Sunday, sending back black-and-white pictures of its Gusev Crater landing site, the first of a stream of images that are eventually expected to reveal the Martian surface in unprecedented detail.

  • Man on a Mission Heads Rover Team

    Project chief Peter C. Theisinger keeps his feet on the ground despite strain of space journeys.

  • Opportunity on Mars
    Opportunity on Mars

    The drivers of the Opportunity rover, a 400-pound robot sent to scour the Martian surface for signs of water, have been navigating the Red Planet without much fanfare. Full story: Curiosity is new Mars star, but Opportunity's still knocking .gallery-slideshow-photo { width: auto; height:...

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