Opportunity in Perseverance Valley

Opportunity in Perseverance Valley
Opportunity in Perseverance Valley Opportunity took this image about halfway down Perseverance Valley, not too far from where she had to hunker down to wait out the planet encircling dust event (PEDE) that forced her to shut down and go into a kind of hibernation in June 2018. The MER team has been reaching out to and listening for the rover’s signal ever since. As January 2019 wound down, the MER team got the green light to initiate a series of last-ditch efforts, which team members call “Hail Mary’s,” to reach the rover. “We’re still trying,” said MER Principal Investigator Steve Squyres. “We are continuing to attempt to communicate with the rover in every way we can.” NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU / additional processing Stuart Atkinson

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