Mars Opportunity might have perished in a planet-wide dust storm in June, but it continues to provide data about the Red Planet to NASA. The space agency published one of the final photos they received from the 15-year-old rover.
Space March 13, 2019
A man who wanted to pay tribute to Opportunity mistakenly got an image of Curiosity, the much younger rover, on his shoulder. The tweet went viral days after NASA had announced the official end of Opportunity's mission on Mars.
Space February 20, 2019
NASA might soon be ending its efforts to recover Opportunity. The principal investigator behind the mission said that while they have not given up hope yet, it might also be the end of the 15-year-old explorer.
Space January 28, 2019
NASA continued its attempt to recover Opportunity months after the rover had gone silent because of June's dust storm. Engineers at JPL started sending new commands in the hopes of addressing the issues preventing the rover from contacting Earth.
Space January 26, 2019
A Twitter bot reported on Thursday that Opportunity has started sending back data to Earth via the Deep Space Network. However, NASA revealed that the signal was a ghost data.
Space November 16, 2018
Curiosity sent a panoramic photo from his location on Vera Rubin Ridge this week showing important landmarks such as Yellowknife Bay and Peace Vallis where it made important discoveries about water on Mars. Its mission continues to Clay Unit.
Space September 11, 2018
Mars has started to get clearer skies after a planet-wide dust storm covered it with a crimson-hued haze. NASA revealed plans to communicate to Opportunity, which has remained silent in the past several weeks.
Space September 3, 2018
NASA remained optimistic that the Opportunity rover will recover after it had gone silent due to a global dust storm on Mars. Scientists say that the vehicle would need sunlight to power back up and send signals to Earth.
Space August 28, 2018
NASA admitted that it may have already lost the Opportunity rover, as it has remained silent since June 10 amid the massive dust storm that has enveloped Mars. However, all hope is not yet lost.
Space August 18, 2018
The Opportunity rover has not sent a photo back to Earth since June 10, as a massive dust storm enveloped Mars. NASA is confident that the rover will survive the ordeal, as it hibernates to ride out the storm.
Space July 6, 2018
Mars will be hit by a huge dust storm that will sweep the planet in the coming months. A new study claimed that advanced prediction is possible now and can help in taking precautionary steps to protect rovers and astronauts from damage.
Space October 12, 2016
The original expedition was expected to last for three months.
Space January 28, 2016
NASA plans to remotely reformat the failing flash memory on the Mars Opportunity rover from over 125 million miles away. The rover has roamed the surface of the red planet for over ten years.
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