GALLERY: National Geographic photo contest winners
GALLERY | A collection of the best images of U.S. landscapes from the Bureau of Land Management.
1. Vermilion Cliffs — Arizona The 112,500-acre wilderness area along the Colorado Plateau stretches into southern Utah. Congress protected it in 1984, and most of it was declared a national monument in 2000.Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management
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.