NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
A meteorite that scientists estimate weighed 25 million pounds streaked at supersonic speed and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains in February, setting off blasts that shattered glass and brought down walls, injuring hundreds of people and frightening countless more. Eight months later, a chunk thought to be the largest part of that meteorite has been recovered from a lake.
Feb. 15, 2013 In this photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru, the vapor trail of a meteorite is seen over Chelyabinsk, Russia.Yekaterina Pustynnikova/Chelyabinsk.ru via AP
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.