Recently NASA has given up trying to contact the Mars Rover Opportunity, and contact with it was lost in the early summer of last year in connection with the beginning of a powerful dust storm.
Now the Agency has published the latest pictures sent by the camera to the Ground.
Last month, NASA announced that the mission of the Rover Opportunity has officially come to an end: the Agency has given up trying to contact the device ceases to get in touch in the early summer of 2018.
Now NASA has published the final images sent by the Rover; in addition, the Agency shared a 360-degree panorama of the Valley of Fortitude (Perseverance Valley) – places where the unit ended its nearly 15-year career on the red planet. Panorama composed of 354 images taken by the panoramic camera on the Rover between may 13 and June 10.
The last pictures taken of the Opportunity is not so beautiful as the panorama. To them the sky was already clouded with dust, and the Sun looks like a tiny dim point approximately in the center.
The Opportunity Rover was launched by NASA in July 2003. Landing on the surface of the red planet, the unit made in January 2004.