Nasa's Curiosity Rover takes selfie in middle of dust storm on Mars (page 2)

On Mars, NASA’s Opportunity rover has run out of so much power it can’t communicate with Earth anymore — but that doesn’t mean the vehicle is dead yet. The robot is in a deep sleep, thanks to a particularly nasty dust storm that’s blocking sunlight from hitting its solar panels. NASA engineers are optimistic that the rover will be able to wake up and do science again once the storm has cleared up. But they’re still worried. “It’s like you have a loved one in a coma in the hospital,” John Callas, the project manager for Opportunity at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said during a press conference. “You have the doctors telling you that, ‘Okay, you just have to give it time, and she’ll wake up.’ All the vital signs are good, so it’s just... Continue reading…

The Curiosity Rover took this selfie in the middle of a dust storm on Mars - CNET

The Curiosity Rover looks like a million bucks regardless of the weather. Work it!

Mon 18 Jun 18 from CNET

Mars Rover Powers Down During Dust Storm—But It's Not Dead Yet

A huge dust cloud has swallowed up a quarter of the red planet's surface, threatening NASA's Opportunity rover.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from National Geographic

Will Mars Rover Survive Fierce Dust Storm?

NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is weathering a monster dust storm that has plunged its environs into permanent darkness.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Livescience

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Is Battling a Dust Storm of Epic Proportions. Will It Survive?, Wed 13 Jun 18 from SPACE.com

Massive Martian dust storm threatens plucky NASA rover

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An immense dust storm that may soon encircle Mars is threatening one of NASA's rovers on the planet's surface, with the vehicle becoming dormant and unresponsive at a ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Reuters

Gigantic dust storm on Mars silences NASA's Opportunity rover

One of NASA's robot rovers on Mars has been silenced as a massive dust storm roars across the Martian surface. With its power source — the sun — obscured, the rover Opportunity, ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from USA today

NASA rover on Mars falls silent following gigantic dust storm

Flight controllers tried late Tuesday night to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond. The storm has been growing since the end of May and now covers one-quarter of the planet. ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

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 Livescience

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