Goodbye, Opportunity: 5 times the mighty Mars rover delighted the galaxy

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It’s a dark, sad day for space fans the world over.

NASA is preparing to officially say goodbye to the Mars Opportunity rover, one of its greatest achievements, who’s watch has apparently come to an end. 

In late January, Opportunity officially marked 15 years on the surface Mars, but it’s been over seven months since the rover was last heard from on June 10, 2018. NASA believes that a planet-wide dust storm that blanketed Mars during that time blocked out the sun so thoroughly that the solar-powered Opportunity was unable to recharge.

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