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Oppy’s parting shot

Oppy’s parting shot

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / processed by S. Atkinson

Oppy’s parting shot
After transmitting this incomplete shot in June 2018, the historic global dust storm forced Opportunity to shut down. The robot likely suffered a low-power fault just after it took this image. It presumably then went into a kind of hibernation to wait out the planet-encircling dust event (PEDE). NASA declared the rover’s mission and the Mars exploration project “complete” on 13 February 2019.

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