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Opportunity: Science team continues to listen as storm diminishes

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, August 14, 2018: The planet-encircling dust storm on Mars continues to decay, although in fits and starts. Atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site was estimated down near 2.1, but then popped up to … Continue reading

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Opportunity recovery efforts: Six things

NASA’s Opportunity rover has been silent since June 10, when a planet-encircling dust storm cut off solar power for the nearly-15-year-old rover. Now that scientists think the global dust storm is “decaying” — meaning more dust is falling out of … Continue reading

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Opportunity: Still no change in status

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, August 7, 2018: There is no news since the last status update. As reported last week, the planet-encircling dust storm on Mars is showing indications of peaking and perhaps decaying. Dust lifting sites have … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Dust storm may have peaked

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Status Report, August 2, 2018: The planet-encircling dust storm on Mars is showing indications of peaking and perhaps decaying. Dust lifting sites have decreased in extent and some surface features are starting to become visible. The storm … 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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Weather update from Gale Crater

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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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Weather update from Gale Crater

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