NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
A look at the work honored at the annual White House News Photographers Association gala, held May 14.
Political News Photo of the Year and On Capitol Hill: Second placeHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), surrounded by leadership and key House chairmen, spoke to the media after the passage of the health-care bill in the House on March 21, 2010. The final vote was 220 to 211.Melina Mara/The Washington Post
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.