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Curiosity update: A dusty day on Mars

Sols 2088-89, June 20, 2018, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Over the past week or so, Curiosity has experienced increasingly dusty conditions in Gale crater. Unlike her older cousin Opportunity on the other side of the planet, Curiosity is … Continue reading

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

June 15, 2018: Opportunity Pummelled by Massive Dust Storm, Hunkers Down to Sleep: Entrenched in the west rim of Endeavour Crater, veteran robot field geologist Opportunity is hunkered down in Perseverance Valley in a kind of hibernation mode. The rover … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, June 14, 2018

Sol 5114, June 14, 2018: Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity was continuing to gather data from outcrops in Perseverance Valley up until the end of May … Continue reading

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Opportunity dust storm update, June 12

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report Updated at 6:30 p.m. PDT on June 12, 2018 NASA engineers attempted to contact the Opportunity rover today but did not hear back from the nearly 15-year old rover. The team is now operating … Continue reading

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NASA briefing on dust storm, Opportunity rover, June 13

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10:30 a.m. PDT (1:30 p.m. EDT) Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency’s Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Update on dust storm

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, updated at 4:30 p.m. PDT on June 10, 2018 NASA engineers received a transmission from Opportunity on Sunday morning – a positive sign despite the worsening dust storm. Data from the transmission let engineers … Continue reading

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Opportunity hunkers down during dust storm

Science operations for NASA’s Opportunity rover have been temporarily suspended as it waits out a growing dust storm on Mars. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter first detected the storm on Friday, June 1. As soon as the orbiter team saw how … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Giving La Joya the brush-off

Sol 5104, June 3, 2018. Opportunity’s current close-up target for the Microscopic Imager is a brushed-off part of the La Joya outcrop (above). At right, the front Hazcam shows the general scene to the south of the rover. Click either … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 5102, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

June 2, 2018: Opportunity Makes Tracks on Magical Mystery Tour of Different Rocks: Opportunity continued exploring the south trough of Perseverance in May, still looking for evidence that explains just how this one-of-a-kind valley meandering through Endeavour Crater’s rim formed, … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Heavy traffic zone

Sols 5096-5100 (!), May 27-30, 2018. A 12-frame Pancam composite (false color by Holger Isenberg) shows the heavily trafficked ground to the northeast of the rover’s current position. As mission scientists wished to examine one outcrop or rock after another … Continue reading

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