Self-driving rovers explore Moroccan desert, shooting for Mars

NASA will hold a briefing at 2pm EST today on the status of its Mars Opportunity Rover, which has been out of communication since June 10, 2018, when dust storms enveloped the planet. Mission scientists have been trying to rouse the rover since dust storms subsided in October, but have been unsuccessful so far. Previous reporting indicated that few options were left for Opportunity. Winter is coming on Mars, and the low temperatures could permanently damage the rover if it can't power its

Self-driving rovers explore Moroccan desert, shooting for Mars

Ever since the first successful landing on Mars in the 1970s, scientists have striven to deepen their knowledge of the red planet's surface. The first successful rover, the Sojourner, was deployed ...

Mon 18 Feb 19 from Phys.org

The end has finally come for NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover

After a 15-year stay on our planetary neighbor, NASA is about to end its attempts to communicate with the robot.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from MIT Technology Review

NASA To Speak Today on the Fate of Mars Opportunity Rover

NASA will hold a briefing at 2pm EST today on the status of its Mars Opportunity Rover, which has been out of communication since June 10, 2018, when dust storms enveloped the planet. Mission ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Discover Magazine

Slowing climate change could reverse drying in the subtropics

As the planet warms, subtropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, including parts of southern Australia and southern Africa, are drying. These trends include major drought events such as ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Phys.org

What will happen to the opportunity Rover's dead body on Mars?

NASA's Opportunity Rover has died on Mars.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from FOXNews

Timeline: Opportunity’s record-setting mission on Mars

Here are selected highlights from Opportunity’s 15-year mission on Mars: Jan. 24, 2004 | Opportunity lands on Mars, bouncing its way right into the center of a small crater NASA declared it ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from L.A. Times

From discovering water to snapping selfies: The lasting memories of Mars rover Opportunity

NASA announced Wednesday the Mars rover was deemed dead after it hadn't communicated in over eight months. Here are some of its greatest discoveries        

Wed 13 Feb 19 from USA today

NASA's history-making Mars rover Opportunity declared dead - CNET

The robotic trailblazer's mission comes to an end after more than 14 years on Mars. Goodnight, Oppy.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

NASA's Opportunity rover, resilient Mars explorer, is officially dead - CNET, Wed 13 Feb 19 from CNET

After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

This is not a time to be sad, though. Opportunity was only designed to operate for 90 Martian days, but it lasted almost 15 years (over 5,000 Martian days) and reshaped our understanding of ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Extremetech

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