NASA: "Opportunity" Rover will either be permanently lost and abandoned

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NASA: "Opportunity" Rover will either be permanently lost and abandoned

2018-10-31 10:25:40 162 ℃

PingWest products play October 31, NASA recently said that the "Opportunity" Mars rover will be permanently lost. The rover is currently on the edge of Mars' Endeavour Crater. Since a fierce sandstorm has swept the entire Mars, the Opportunity has been lost for four months.

NASA launched a six-week monitoring program to try to receive signals from the Opportunity. But now that six weeks have passed, this solar rover is still dormant. Soon, scientists will give up on contacting it.

NASA said it has not yet finalized a specific date to stop contacting the Opportunity. So far, the Opportunity has repeatedly broken its expected service time limit. The Opportunity and its twin sister, the "Courage", were designed to run for only 90 days, and it was expected that Mars's cold winters and extreme sandstorms could further shorten the mission.

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