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Mars daily weather
From INSIGHT seismometry lander
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18 hours ago by horbrastar
Twitter
RT : Did you know I’m sending back daily weather reports from ? Highs have been in the single (or negative) digits…
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yesterday by jcoffey42
Opportunity Lost
Last June, the Mars Rover, Opportunity, sent its last message home. "My battery is low and it is getting dark" ... and was never heard from again. It has
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6 days ago by po
Mars Exploration Rover (Opportunity and Spirit) by chemteacher628 - Thingiverse
Celebrate the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity with this 3D printed model. The rover feature rolling wheels. pivoting suspension, and artiuclated mast cameras and antennas. The rover is also able to fold into its landing configuration.

The arm has a 8x8mm square hole for you to create your own tools for the rover to hold.
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6 days ago by bezthomas
NASA's record-setting Opportunity Rover mission on Mars comes to end
Designed to last just 90 Martian days and travel 1,100 yards (1,000 meters), Opportunity vastly surpassed all expectations in its endurance, scientific value and longevity. In addition to exceeding its life expectancy by 60 times, the rover traveled more than 28 miles (45 kilometers) by the time it reached its most appropriate final resting spot on Mars – Perseverance Valley.
mars  nasa  space  science 
6 days ago by terry
A dust storm has killed NASA’s longest-lived Mars rover
In 2005, Opportunity overcame a sand trap and the loss of one wheel to arrive at the Victoria crater, a 2,400-foot hole that it explored for two years, finding features at its bottom again shaped by ancient water. It next explored the Endeavor crater, 13 miles away, starting in 2011. Most recently it had traversed a narrow valley leading down into the larger Endurance crater.
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6 days ago by terry
Twitter
RT : Spent the evening at JPL as the last ever commands were sent to the Opportunity rover on . 💔

There was silenc…
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7 days ago by danbri
xkcd: Opportunity Rover
Thanks for bringing us along.
comics  science  space  nasa  mars 
7 days ago by terry
Nasa confirms Mars rover Opportunity is dead
“We had expected that dust falling out of the air would accumulate on the solar rays and eventually choke off power,” Callas said. “What we didn’t expect was that wind would come along periodically and blow the dust off the arrays. It allowed us to survive not just the first winter, but all the winters we experienced on Mars.”
science  space  nasa  mars 
7 days ago by terry
Requiem for a Rover – Tanya Harrison – Medium
Zurbuchen put it beautifully in his remarks to us that night: “Machines are a manifestation of teams.” Humans built this robotic emissary and sent it to a world to which we ourselves cannot yet venture. It dutifully explored for over 50 times its expected life span. People were married, babies born, lifelong friendships forged, all over this rover. It carried many pieces of us with it on its journey on Mars, and those pieces will remain there with her and the dust.

The last phrase I heard as I began my descent out of The Darkroom was from an unidentified Opportunity team member: “13/10 would science again.”
astronomy  robots  mars 
7 days ago by campylobacter
[Text] We Built Robots : Frisson
Sweet sad story about sending our spacecraft out into space. Voyager, Discovery, Opportunity
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7 days ago by Quercki

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