When the sky first cleared

When the sky first cleared
When the sky first cleared The MER team saw Opportunity for the first time in months when HiRISE, a high-resolution camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this image in late September 2018, after the sky over Endeavour cleared from the monster global storm called a planet-encircling dust Event (PEDE). The image shows that the rover is still hunkered down at her site about halfway down Perseverance Valley, which cuts the western rim of Endeavour Crater. But to untrained and unknowing eyes, the golf cart size rover could be mistaken for a boulder. The square highlighting the rover is about one kilometer (a half-mile) across. NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona

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