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Opportunity Emerges in a Dusty Picture

Post by Dragon on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:50 pm

NASA still hasn't heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least we can see it again.

A new image produced by HiRISE, a high-resolution camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), shows a small object on the slopes of the Red Planet's Perseverance Valley. That object is Opportunity, which was descending into the Martian valley when a dust storm swept over the region a little more than 100 days ago.

The storm was one of several that stirred up enough dust to enshroud most of the Red Planet and block sunlight from reaching the surface. The lack of sunlight caused the solar-powered Opportunity to go into hibernation.

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Post by Dragon on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:53 pm


Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

NASA's Opportunity rover appears as a blip in the center of this square. This image taken by HiRISE, a high-resolution camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the dust storm over Perseverance Valley has substantially cleared.

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Post by Dragon on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:54 pm



With Mars Dust Storm Clearing, Opportunity Rover Could Finally Wake Up

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