NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
Thom Spencer designs, carves and paints unique puzzles on an almost daily basis, selling them at local craft shows and art events, such as Artomatic. Here, a look at some of his creations and tools. — Kris Coronado
“You know what? I very seldom do my own puzzles,” says puzzle maker Thom Spencer of Montgomery Village. Why? They’re hard. Just ask the retired microbiologist about one 35-piece set he thought would be a breeze. “It took me two hours to put it together,” he says with a laugh. Spencer’s Jigsaw Art (jigsaw-art.com) has been a one-man operation since 2002. Benjamin C. Tankersley/FOR 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.