NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
One in five kids is growing up in rural villages without their parents, who are working long hours in cities.
Wu Beibei, 2, plays in her home in Zhaishi village in China’s Hunan province. Beibei lives with her grandparents while her parents work in Zhuzhou, a city about 370 miles away. In recent years, the plight of “left-behind children” has attracted growing attention. Xiaomei Chen/For 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.