January 16th, 2015

Missing Beagle 2 Mars Lander Spotted on Planet’s Surface NBCNews

The missing Mars lander Beagle 2 has been found on the surface of the planet after more than a decade, scientists announced Friday, solving the mystery of what happened to its doomed mission.
The robot was supposed to make a soft touchdown on Mars on Christmas Day in 2003 but contact was lost.

August 22nd, 2013

Mars rover Opportunity reaches campsite for Martian winter NBCNews

NASA’s long-lived Opportunity Mars rover has reached the site where it will wait out its sixth Red Planet winter.
Opportunity — which touched down on Mars in January 2004 just after its twin, Spirit, arrived on the planet — is studying rocks at the foot of a location called Solander Point, whose north-facing slope will allow the robot to tilt its solar panels toward the sun during the coming southern Martian winter.