Waiting for Oppy to call home. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

Jun 15, 2018, 06:37 AM


(PhotoThis scene from NASA's Mars rover Opportunity shows "Wharton Ridge," which forms part of the southern wall of "Marathon Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The ridge's name honors the memory of astrobiologist Robert A. Wharton (1951-2012). The scene is presented in approximately true color. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ. )



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Waiting for Oppy to call home. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com


Contact with Opportunity lost

June 13, 2018 at 9:33 am Robert Zimmerman

The Opportunity science team has lost contact with Opportunity as it automatically shuts down operations to survive low battery power due to the dust storm.

This does not necessarily mean the rover is dead. Depending on how long this period of low power lasts, the rover could return to life once the dust storm passes. Or not. We can only wait and see.

A press conference today on the dust storm and Opportunity’s status begins at 1:30 Eastern time today.