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tacocat  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mars rover Opportunity goes dormant amid huge dust storm

There was a scientist on the radio who said odds are good the rover will pull through, the storm might even be good for it because it's warmed up the temperature and cold temperatures killed the Curiosity rover. But he also compared the morale of the rover team to that of a family with a sick elderly relative. I think the thing was supposed to cruise around for like 90 days and it's lasted something like 14 years. It still has like 80% battery capacity so they're worried but optimistic if it makes it through this




user-inactivated  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Slight correction; Sojourner was killed by the cold. Curiosity is alive and well.

tacocat  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not sure if I was fully awake when I wrote that