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NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has survived longer than expected — but storm threatens to end its mission

“The Mars rover Opportunity has pushed its limits for more than a decade but NASA fears the worst as the exploration vehicle tries to survive an intense dust storm. “[The rover] has fallen asleep and is waiting out the storm,” John Callas, Opportunity’s project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told reporters Wednesday” writes Michael Sheetz for cnbc.com. The storm covers nearly a quarter of the Martian surface and NASA said the dust has become so thick that enough light cannot reach the solar-powered rover on the surface.
 
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