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Offline steve58

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Mars Opportunity rover
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:42:38 PM »
On a positive note, kudos to the engineers who keep designing/making these rovers that are rated in months lifespan and yet survive for years.  :notworthy:

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NASA has finally plugged the plug on its Mars Opportunity rover, which has been silent on the Red Planet’s surface for eight months.

"I declare the Opportunity mission is complete," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate during a press conference on Wednesday. "I have to tell you, this is an emotional time," he added.

The rover reached Mars in 2004, but NASA lost contact with the vehicle last year following an epic dust storm that enveloped the red planet and prevented sunlight from reaching its surface. The last signal received from the $400 million solar-powered rover was on June 10, 2018.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/mars-opportunity-rover-is-dead-nasa-confirms
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Re: Mars Opportunity rover
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 05:31:51 PM »
R.I.P. Rover. Both of you.  O0
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Re: Mars Opportunity rover
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 05:48:29 PM »
It was an amazing life. The rovers were only supposed to last a few months but there are kids who were born after the rovers' landing that are now studying robotics in high school. For them there had always been a rover on Mars.
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Re: Mars Opportunity rover
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 08:54:49 PM »
F for the rovers.

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Re: Mars Opportunity rover
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 09:29:14 PM »
It was a great achievement. I heard they were looking for Hoffa up there. Anybody else hear that?  :idiot2:
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Re: Mars Opportunity rover
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 04:58:18 AM »
It was a great achievement. I heard they were looking for Hoffa up there. Anybody else hear that?  :idiot2:

No, so it means they must have found him. Maybe Judge Crater as well...
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Re: Mars Opportunity rover
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 06:57:58 AM »
They must be in the icebox with Elvis waiting to make a come back.  ::)
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