Thursday, February 14, 2019


Hey Space Placers!

NASA made it official - Mars Rover Opportunity is dead. The Agency made one last attempt to make contact and there was no response. So, for a vehicle that was designed for 90 days operation in the harsh environment of Mars finishes an almost 15 YEAR run!

In the end Mars' great dust storm of 2018 robbed Oppy of solar power and the Rover joined its twin, Spirit, in becoming a permanent part of the martian landscape. But oh what a marvelous 28 miles of roving and discovery did Oppy provide us.

Thanks, Oppy......

Sky Guy in VA

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