NASA’s Opportunity rover ‘falls asleep’ as massive dust storm hits Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover went into sleep mode after a massive dust storm hit Mars, raising concerns about the survival of the unmanned, solar-powered vehicle, the US space agency said Wednesday. According to NASA, the severe dust storm blanketed an area spanning 14 million square miles (35 million square kilometers) and blocked out the Sun over […]

Mars Curiosity Rover prepares to collect first soil sample

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is playing in the sand on Mars! It is preparing itself to scoop the first sample of the soil from the red planet at an area called Gale Crater. Curiosity Rover’s instruments will analyze the sample and would try to find out if microbial life is possible on the planet and will […]