The Rover has experienced severe Martian dust storm


His scientific work was suspended on 8 June.

NASA reports that the strongest sand storm on Mars has influenced the work of the American Mars Rover Opportunity.

As specified, as of June 10, the strongest storm ever observed on the red planet, covers the area of 15.8 million square miles (41 million square kilometers, approximately the size of North America and Russia combined).

Storm so shut the sunlight to the Rover Opportunity, who is now in the Valley of stability, have turned the day into night. 13 Jun, NASA plans to conduct a briefing where you will learn about the state of the Rover and the storm raging on the planet.

According to NASA, his scientific work was suspended on 8 June, and the last data was received on 10 June.

Currently, the temperature of the Rover is about minus 29 degrees Celsius. NASA experts emphasize that temperature is a vital factor in the operation of the apparatus. Initially lifetime Opportunity was designed for 90 days but has lasted for nearly 15 years.


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