The rover shut down science activities a few days ago.
Short answer: a time machine
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
The importance of today's landing
Sorry, no aliens—yet.
NASA is taking suggestions this week
There's a good reason NASA hasn't said they've found life on Mars—it's beyond their current capabilities.
Lost on the Red Planet? Ask Dr. Fred Calef III
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.
Plus a sneak-peak review of the first 49 minutes of the film
Unfortunately, NASA doesn't have a good game plan
Just a pale blue dot.
Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond.
If alien life exists below the surface of Mars, it might very well have a thing or two in common with these populations.
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
If at first you don't succeeed...
It's not actually dark and it's definitely not red.
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
Here's why that's important for mission scientists here on Earth.
Happy Carl Sagan day! Celebrate with this blast from the past in the pages of Popular Science
An interview with Keri Bean, NASA engineer and R2D2's best friend
And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study
Bringing snark to Mars
Interplanetary dune buggy
Mars500 crew members, in their own words
Can you drive the rover, or will you break it?
We think you can, Opportunity.
One small flight for drones
And now we know exactly where it's going to poke around.
The longest-running surface mission laid the groundwork for some big things ahead.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
A deep-dive on whether we can handle the implications of such a discovery
Mark Watney, eat your heart out
The Force is strong with this rover
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
If you want to go to Mars, fly American
BILI is like radar for biomolecules
It's caught in a storm that now covers a quarter of the planet, and is still growing.
They were good while they lasted
NASA has a grand new simulation
The revolutionary explorer gets a life extension
But that's not too weird for the red planet.
Hang in there, sleeping beauty.
The window of Opportunity is closing.
A rover of her own.
The rover took the shot, but never had the chance to send it back to earth.
Eyes in the Martian sky
European Space Agency's long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off
This rover is made in China
Small, but mighty.
It's having memory issues.
The little rover that could.
Future Mars rovers might come with unmanned helicopters
Protecting alien sites from Earth contamination
The robot got a sort-of, almost, artificially intelligent upgrade
Can you hear Mars now?
Now, on up Mount Sharp
Scattered robot dreams
His favorite astronaut, his most beloved fictional space explorer, and the discoveries that would have changed the plot of 'The Martian.'
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
No sign of sandworms so far
Potential evidence of tiny, ancient Martians
Some of the coolest views that people can see on Mars when we finally get there.
Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party
The anniversary of the Viking landing
In memory of "the last moonwalker"
It was warm and wet right around the time life got its start on Earth.
The mystery of Martian farts won't be solved overnight.
But the new Mars orbiter is a big success
Not even space robots are immune to the effects of old age
InSight is blasting off this week.
But settling the life-on-Mars debate is just the beginning
Mystery solved, thanks to a sand box in a wind tunnel
Here are some of our faves
Future astronauts may depend on it, and a new forecast is about to be put to the test
Ready, set, go.
No spaceship required
More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?
Thankfully, NASA condensed the 11-year journey into an 8-minute video
Almost as good as the book
If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere
The answer was blowing in the solar wind.
A power trip to the red planet.
Terrestrial life is a huge risk for other planets
Made in the USA
Oxygen-breathing critters might be more plausible than we thought.
A lesson from the Apollo missions
New research hints at how hydrogen ends up in rocks
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
The news isn't great, but it's not a showstopper either.
InSight will tell us about the planet's interior, but it's got to stick the landing first.
You've likely outlived the company that wanted to film you dying on Mars.
It's the dawn of Martian seismology.
Saturn's moon is shockingly Earth-like, so NASA is sending a drone.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Salt waters run deep