Tag Archives: Opportunity

Opportunity report, Sol 5162, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

August 1, 2018: Dust Storm Wanes, Opportunity Sleeps, Team Prepares Recovery Strategy: Opportunity may be seeing the light again, a little sunlight that is. As the veteran Mars Exploration Rover (MER) slept in Endeavour Crater’s Perseverance Valley under the thick … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Deep sleep continues beneath raging dust storm

[Editor note: Entry bumped because of update] NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, updated at 2:25 p.m. PDT on July 26, 2018: It’s the beginning of the end for the planet-encircling dust storm on Mars. But it could still be … Continue reading

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Mars ‘storm chasers’ seek dusty secrets

Storm chasing takes luck and patience on Earth — and even more so on Mars. For scientists watching the Red Planet from data gathered by NASA’s orbiters, the past month has been a windfall. “Global” dust storms, where a runaway … Continue reading

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Mars Express: As the dust storm rolled in

The high resolution stereo camera on board ESA’s Mars Express captured this impressive upwelling front of dust clouds – visible in the right half of the frame – near the north polar ice cap of Mars in April this year. … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, July 5, 2018

Sol 5135, July 5, 2018: Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity is hunkered down in the floor of Perseverance Valley here on the inner wall of Endeavour … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 5132, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

July 4, 2018: Opportunity Sleeps as Storm Chasers Study Planet-Encircling Dust Cloud: As a monster dust storm grew to encircle the Red Planet in June, Opportunity spent most of the month in the dark, presumably sleeping in a hibernation mode … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report: July 3, 2018

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MARCI weather report, June 18-24, 2018

The planet-encircling dust event endured across Mars last week. As the week progressed, storm activity expanded over Solis-Sinai, Aonia, and Sirenum. Dusty conditions also continued from Isidis to Olympus and from Argyre to western Sirenum. Storm activity south of Hellas, … Continue reading

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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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