Mars-rover, with the size of a car, stopped all communications with Earth in June 2018, when a storm that reached Mars was spread on the planet. Now, after 15 incredible years of studying the surface of the Red Planet, NASA has finally pulled out a fork from the mission. A sad post came after NASA engineers spent all the available options to try to revive Opportunity. On Wednesday, February 13, the US space agency said Opportunity is on the forefront of Mars and will be very missed.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridgestin said: "This is due to a simple mission, such as the possibility that a day will come when our brave astronauts walk along the surface of Mars.
"And when this day comes, part of the first track will belong to the men and women of Opportuuni, and the little rover that has challenged and done so much
But the grim news from NASA deteriorated when the space agency revealed the latest communiqué with the Port of Earth .
When the Martian storm descended to the marshalloon, and the sky was suffocated by all sunlight, the possibility of transmitting a solar battery reminded NASA: "My battery is low and dark."
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News of the "death" of Opportunity has spurred worldwide support and words of joy for NASA and its engineers.
Messages of support for flooded social media, since the soul-like last words of Opportunity were open to the public.
Twitter user Giddy, @giddthegoat, tweeted: Okay, I'm really, really, very sad about Opportunity Rover?
"She was so scared that her last message was," My battery is draining, and it becomes dark, "as something that is suppressing?
"Thank you for helping us discover ourselves for 14 years.
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Jemima Violette, @ahoyjamie, said: "When the Opportunity rover said," My battery is low and dark, "I felt it."
Maxwells Demon, @yoonmims, said: "Like the Marshall Opportunity was only to go on a 90-day mission, yet he survived for 15 years."
Khalidi Mirani, @Khalid_Mirany, said: "It marked a very heartfelt event.
Having lived more than 14 years in his mission, he finally stopped. Relax with the world. "
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NASA's ability: Mars rover expanded its 90-day mission to Mars for 15 years
unity rover departed from Earth on July 7, 2003 on an interstellar journey to the infamous Red Planet.
The robot robot was designed to study the surface of Mars within 90 days of Mars – just over 90 days of land – and
But Rover has exceeded all expectations 60 times, continuing the first 15 years on Mars.
Thomas Zurbuhen, director of the administration of NASA, said: "Over the course of the decade, Opportunity was an icon in the field of planetary research, teaching us the ancient past of Mars as a damp, potentially life-like planet, and exposing the unknown Martian landscapes .
the knowledge that the Opportunity legacy continues – both on the surface of Mars, with the Curiosity rover, and with InSight – and in the clean rooms of the JPL, where the Mars 2020 Mars is formed.
the fringing edge of the Valley of Mars Persistence is the crater length 14 miles (22 km) down the slope of Mars.
Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Michael Watkins said: "I can not come up with a proper place to be able to stand on the surface."
"The records, discoveries and the pure endurance of this fearless little rover are evidence of the ingenuity, dedication and perseverance of the people who built and managed by her "