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Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm

Post by Dragon on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:38 pm

NASA engineers received a transmission from Opportunity on Sunday morning — a positive sign despite the worsening dust storm. Data from the transmission let engineers know the rover still has enough battery charge to communicate with ground controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Science operations remain suspended.

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Post by Dragon on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:40 pm


Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This global map of Mars shows a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The map was produced by the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The blue dot indicates the approximate location of Opportunity.

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Post by Dragon on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:40 pm



A dust storm on Mars halts NASA’s Opportunity rover while it waits for weather to pass.

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Re: Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm

Post by Dragon on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:42 pm



Mega Dust Storms | MARS

Experts agree: dust storms on Mars are no joke.

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