Oppy’s parting shot as the historic global storm hit

Oppy’s parting shot as the historic global storm hit
Oppy’s parting shot as the historic global storm hit 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 she took this image. She presumably then went into a kind of hibernation to wait out the planet-encircling dust event (PEDE). MER team members still hold out hope their rover will respond to one of the “Hail Mary” commands they began sending on January 25, 2019. “We’re looking for a miracle now,” said MER Athena Science Team member Mark Lemmon. NASA / JPL-Caltech / processed by S. Atkinson

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