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 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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