NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
From fighting fires to weight-lifting competitions, a look at the photographs recognized in the annual contest.
Feature, 1st placeMembers of the Special Tactics Training Squadron enter the pool with their hands and feet bound in this undated photo. The exercise teaches students to remain calm in the water during stressful situations, skills that are vital during real-world operations.Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen/U.S. Air Force
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.