NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
National Geographic announced the travel photographer of the year in its annual competition, consisting of three categories — nature, cities and people. Judges were seeking photos that tell the story of a place, and travel moments that inspire others to explore the world.
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.