NASA encounters the perfect storm for science

As a giant dust storm roars across a quarter of the face of Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover is facing possible extinction. In a teleconference, NASA engineers announced today that mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has lost contact with the unmanned probe, as the storm prevents the craft's solar panels from charging its batteries... Continue Reading Opportunity rover may be dying as Martian storm intensifies Category: Space Tags: Mars NASA Opportunity Related Articles: Opportunity fights for life amidst a giant Martian dust storm Opportunity rover notches up 5,000 days on Mars and counting Opportunity has close encounter with Martian dust devil NASA solves Martian rock mystery Opportunity rover completes Martian marathon

NASA encounters the perfect storm for science

One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm has caused NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations, but also offers ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Opportunity rover may be dying as Martian storm intensifies

As a giant dust storm roars across a quarter of the face of Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover is facing possible extinction. In a teleconference, NASA engineers announced today that mission ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Gizmag

Nasa's Opportunity rover may have died on Mars, engineers fear

A dust storm has stopped the rover from making contact with its team on Earth

Wed 13 Jun 18 from The Independent

Opportunity fights for life amidst a giant Martian dust storm

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has gone into minimal operating mode as it rides out a giant dust storm that is blotting out the Sun. The storm, which is much worse than originally thought, ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Gizmag

NASA Loses Contact With Opportunity Rover as Martian Dust Storm Rages On

NASA now says the rover has missed its latest check-in. That suggests its batteries are drained, and that could spell the end for this tenacious little solar-powered rover. The post NASA Loses ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Extremetech

Mars Dust Storm 2018: How It Grew & What It Means for the Opportunity Rover

A huge dust storm began forming on Mars in May 2018 and had expanded to nearly encircle the planet by the middle of June. See images of the storm here.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from SPACE.com

A dust storm on the Red Planet has blanketed the solar-powered rover in darkness.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS A rover operating on the surface Mars for 14 years is not talking to Earth due to a severe dust storm. NASA says the rover, called Opportunity, ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Discovery News

Opportunity rover stops responding during Mars dust storm

Things have gone from bad to worst for the Opportunity rover now that it's caught up in a massive Mars dust storm. In an update, NASA revealed that Opportunity didn't respond ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Engadget

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