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This is the story of the epic struggle to get the rovers Spirit and Opportunity to Mars. When they landed in 2004 the rovers weren’t expected to last much more than 90 days but instead they repeatedly cheated death for years, with Opportunity still going today. Their unprecedented record of discovery and resilience opened the Martian frontier for good and launched the modern age of exploration.

Peek Inside a Star System That May Be About to Blow loading...
Peek Inside a Star System That May Be About to Blow
The roiling stars of Eta Carinae could explode any day, so it’s probably worth staring at them while they still exist.
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WIN a Signed Copy of Buzz Aldrin’s Book Mission to Mars!
Plus own the companion book to National Geographic's Mars series - Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet
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NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars loading...
NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars
A rover headed for the red planet will perform an unprecedented search for rocky remnants of dead Martians—so where should we send it?
4 Years on Mars: Curiosity's Incredible Journey loading...
4 Years on Mars: Curiosity's Incredible Journey
Plus, updates on the rover’s latest findings on the Red Planet.
Mars Probe Marks One Year In The Red Planet’s Orbit loading...
Mars Probe Marks One Year In The Red Planet’s Orbit
Everything you need to know about NASA’s MAVEN Mission

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