Opportunity Emerges in a Dusty Picture

NASA still hasn’t heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least we can see it again.

A new image produced by HiRISE, a high-resolution camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), shows a small object on the slopes of the Red Planet’s Perseverance Valley. That object is Opportunity, which was descending into the Martian valley when a dust storm swept over the region a little more than 100 days ago.

I can’t help feeling disproportionately sad about the little fellow, all alone up there, losing touch in a dust-storm with no-one to turn to.

I think I anthropomorphise too much.

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