NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
For the second year, the Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Washington held an art exhibit and fundraiser for student scholarships at The Loft at 600 F in Chinatown on April 30. The evening featured the work of 12 artists working in various mediums. Approximately 150 guests attended the event, during which art work was available for purchase.
This painting by artist and Howard graduate Jay Durrah depicts Durrah's nephew at age 16. The piece is titled "Keep Your Head Up" and was priced at $2,000.Macy Freeman/TWP
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.