Opportunity report by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

road-to-southNovember 4, 2014: Opportunity Images Comet, Ducks Storm, Departs Ulysses. As winds whirled and converged to the west of Endeavour Crater, spewing rust red dust upward and obscuring the skies, Opportunity’s power dropped dramatically in October, but the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) pressed on. By month’s end, the robot field geologist had completed her assignments – including capturing the first close-in shot of a comet from the surface of the Red Planet – and was roving onward through the darkness, driving the mission into the 130th month of what started out more than 10-and-a-half years ago to be a 3-month tour… [More at link]

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