NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
These photos and illustrations won top honors in this year’s International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Illustration: Honorable MentionWhen a cell (blue) divides, its chromosomes (yellow) stretch and pull, as dramatized in this 3-D illustration.Andrew Noske, Thomas Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy & Imaging Research, University of California San Diego; Horng Ou, Clodagh O'Shea, Salk Institute
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.