NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
Solyndra, a California solar company backed by a half-billion dollars in loan guarantees from the Obama administration, announced it was shutting its doors and laying off 1,100 employees.
Flanked by lawyers, Brian Harrison, left, president and CEO of Solyndra, and W.G. Stover Jr., senior vice president and chief financial officer of Solyndra, are sworn in before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on Capitol Hill.Melina Mara/THE WASHINGTON POST
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.