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Opportunity rover is also busy surveying Mars - gathering new Red Planet data. Credit: NASA/JPLCornell Univ.

With all the deserved attention being paid to that new Mars arrival – the Curiosity rover – don’t forget the on-going travels of the Opportunity robot.

Opportunity landed on Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004 and is still cranking out...

The two faces of Uranus as seen through the adaptive optics on the near-infrared camera of the Keck II telescope in Hawaii. The white features are high altitude clouds like Earth’s cumulous clouds, while the bright blue-green features are thinner high-altitude clouds akin to cirrus clouds. Reddish tints indicate deeper cloud layers. In each image, the north pole is at the right and is highlighted by small...


R2 inspired X1 exoskeleton may help paraplegics with mobility as well as astronauts on deep space missions. Image Credit/NASA and IHMC


Space technology can be as much about improving life on Earth as exploring new worlds.

Robonaut 2, the first humanoid in space and a joint effort between NASA and automaker GM, has been...

 ESA / D. Ducros

Back in January 2005, the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe parachuted onto Saturn’s moon, Titan.

Thanks to a detailed analysis over seven years later, researchers have pulled together what happened to the probe at touchdown. The analysis is providing clues as to the very nature of the Titan’s surface.

The bottom line: The lander did not “splat” down – rather, it bounced, slid and...


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