Curiosity’s storm selfie

Curiosity’s storm selfie
Curiosity’s storm selfie Curiosity took this selfie on her Sol 2082 (June 15, 2018), as a regional dust storm was about to balloon in a planet encircling dust event (PEDE). Global dust events on Mars are indiscriminate, much like the fires now raging in California and across the western U.S. While the storm visited Opportunity and ‘sat’ near Endeavour Crater churning up dust and ballooning into a planet-encircling dust event (PEDE) that caused the MER team to suspend all science operations and the rover to shut down, across the planet, Curiosity, at Gale Crater, has been largely unaffected. While Oppy is powered by sunlight, Curiosity, sporting a nuclear-powered battery that runs day and night, isn’t reliant on the Sun. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

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