Massive Martian dust storm has put Opportunity rover in a low-power sleep (page 2)

Right now, NASAís Opportunity rover is doing its best to weather an intense dust storm on the surface of Mars ó one that could prevent the robot from ever phoning Earth again. The storm is so bad that the dust is blotting out the Sun, making it hard for Opportunity to get the light it needs on its solar panels, which generate power and charge the robotís internal battery. Engineers at NASA are waiting to see if the rover can make it through the storm and still function once the dust has settled. The good news is that Opportunity is a hardy space bot. After landing on the Red Planet in January 2004, the rover has lasted for more than 14 years on Mars, much longer than its planned three-month mission. Plus, the rover survived another... Continue reading…

Massive Martian dust storm has put Opportunity rover in a low-power sleep

We won't hear from it until the skies clear.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Ars Technica

NASA is watching a dust storm on Mars the size of North America and Russia combined

NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars did not return a call from Earth Tuesday (June 12) while enduring a massive dust storm that scientists have called "one of the most intense ever observed."

Wed 13 Jun 18 from FOXNews

PHOTO: NASA's Curiosity rover is tracking a huge dust storm on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover is keeping tabs on the huge Martian dust storm that has sidelined its older cousin on the other side of the planet.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from FOXNews

NASA's Curiosity Rover Is Tracking a Huge Dust Storm on Mars (Photo), Tue 12 Jun 18 from SPACE.com

As Massive Dust Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent

NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars did not return a call from Earth late Tuesday (June 12) while battling a massive dust storm that scientists have called "one of the most intense ever observed."

Wed 13 Jun 18 from SPACE.com

Continent-sized Martian dust storm still growing and turning day to night - CNET

NASA's Opportunity rover is stuck in a huge storm that has literally turned day to night, forcing the solar-powered robot to nap for now.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from CNET

Opportunity braves the worst sand storm itís ever faced, might not make it

Come on Mars, why you gotta be like this?

Tue 12 Jun 18 from ZME Science

NASA's Opportunity rover hunkers down in Martian dust storm said to be the worst in over a decade

NASA has been forced to temporarily pause operations of its Opportunity rover as it continues to be rocked by an intense dust storm on Mars, far worse than one it weather in 2007.

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

Mars Opportunity rover is in danger of dying from a dust storm

The Mars Opportunity rover is caught in a dust storm, and the craft is hunkered down doing its best to survive the intensifying weather. The storm was first detected on Friday June ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Engadget

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