Photos: Fascinating photos of our solar system and beyond
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.
The first images from Opportunity reveal what scientists are calling a “bizarre, alien landscape” at the landing site, Meridiani Planum. Above, the first color photo from the rover’s panoramic camera is displayed. A “postcard” from the panoramic camera shows an outcrop of layered-looking rocks southwest of Opportunity.NASA/JPL/Cornell