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Opportunity: Atmospheric opacity over rover drops to storm-free levels

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, November 8, 2018: The global dust storm on Mars has ended and atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site has dropped to a storm-free level of 0.8. Since loss of signal on Sol 5111 … Continue reading

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Sounds of a martian sunrise

Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music. Researchers created the piece of music by scanning a picture from left … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Five months since we received a signal

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, October 30, 2018: The global dust storm on Mars has ended and atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site hovers around a typical seasonal value between 1.0 and 1.2. No signal from Opportunity has … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 5251, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

November 5, 2018: NASA Green-Lights Team to Continue Opportunity Recovery Plan into 2019: October came and went without a beep from Opportunity, silence that was still no surprise for some, but a little discouraging for other members of the Mars … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Update on recovery efforts

Updated at 4 p.m. PDT on Oct. 29, 2018: After a review of the progress of the listening campaign, NASA will continue its current strategy for attempting to make contact with the Opportunity rover for the foreseeable future. Winds could … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Still no signal from Opportunity

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, October 23, 2018: The dust storm on Mars has ended and atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site hovers around a typical seasonal value between 1.0 and 1.1. No signal from Opportunity has been … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Actively listening for Opportunity

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, October 18, 2018: The dust storm on Mars has ended with atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site down to around typical values of 1.0 to 1.1. No signal from Opportunity has been heard … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Efforts to communicate continue

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, October 10, 2018: The dust storm on Mars has effectively ended with atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site down to around 1.0 to 1.1, values are typical for storm-free conditions this time of … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 5222, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

October 4, 2018: Team Initiates Plan to Recover Oppy, Orbiter Sends Postcard, Storm Ends: As the global storm that wrapped the Red Planet in a cloud of dust since late June finally gave up the ghost in September, the sky … Continue reading

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Opportunity: No signal since June

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, October 5, 2018:No signal from Opportunity has been heard since Sol 5111 (June 10, 2018). It is expected that Opportunity has experienced a low-power fault, a mission clock fault and an up-loss timer fault. … Continue reading

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