NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
Scientists and conservationists are working to breed seahorses in farms at aquariums and laboratories across the country in an effort to save the threatened creatures from disappearing.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that out of the almost 300 species in the family Syngnathidae (which includes seahorses, sea dragons and pipefish), roughly one-fifth are near-threatened or threatened with extinction. Pictured here is a lined seahorse at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla. Michelle Fisher/Mote Marine Laboratory
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.