NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
What happens if Congress fails to raise the debt limit and the U.S. can no longer make payments on its obligations?
“Default by the United States is unthinkable,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner wrote in a letter in April to leaders on Capitol Hill. “This is not a new or partisan judgment; it is a conclusion that has been shared by every Secretary of the Treasury, regardless of political party, in the modern era.” A default, Geithner warned, “would cause a financial crisis potentially more severe than the crisis from which we are only now starting to recover.”Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.