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These pictures show the exact hill NASA’s longest-lived Mars robot may die upon

A global dust storm on Mars is now clearing up, giving NASA hope that its Mars Opportunity rover could wake up from hibernation. In the meantime, the space agency took a photo of the 15-year-old robot's last known location using a Mars-orbiting satellite. An artist also illustrated the site in 3D.
NASA's dust-covered Mars Opportunity rover.

These pictures show the exact hill NASA’s longest-lived Mars robot may die upon

A global dust storm on Mars is now clearing up, giving NASA hope that its Mars Opportunity rover could wake up from hibernation. In the meantime, the space agency took a photo of the 15-year-old robot's last known location using a Mars-orbiting satellite. An artist also illustrated the site in 3D.
NASA's solar-powered Opportunity rover is trying to wait out a global dust storm on Mars.

NASA’s longest-lived robot on Mars may be dying. Here’s why there’s a good chance Opportunity won’t call home.

NASA's Opportunity rover began hibernating on June 10 to wait out a global dust storm on Mars, but the solar-powered robot has yet to phone home. NASA will give it 45 days to wake up — or end the 15-year mission.
A location on Mars associated with the best-selling novel and Hollywood movie, "The Martian" This area is in the Acidalia Planitia region and in the novel and the movie, it is the landing site of a crewed mission named Ares 3.

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for 6 years now — here’s what the red planet’s surface looks like up close

NASA's Curiosity rover has been at Mars for six years now. Some photos of the Martian surface look like the prototypical idea of the red planet: rocky, dry, and dusty. Yet other craters and canyons offer otherworldly colors and patterns.

NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is celebrating its 15th birthday with a nap because of a giant dust storm. Look back at its unlikely journey.

The Opportunity rover was launched to Mars 15 years ago. But the rover's future is far from certain, since it is weathering a massive dust storm and has gone completely dark. Here's a look at what we've learned from Opportunity.
A selfie by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover during a Martian dust storm.

NASA’s nuclear-powered Mars rover took an amazing selfie during an intense global dust storm

During a globe-surrounding dust storm on Mars, NASA's nuclear-powered Curiosity rover took a high-resolution selfie. The image, which fans of the spacecraft stitched together, shows how dim and dusty conditions on the red planet have become.
Mars in 2001 as it typically appeared (left) and how the red planet looked after a global dust storm appeared (right).

A dust storm large enough to cover North America and Russia is engulfing Mars — and NASA images reveal how bleak the situation is

A global dust storm has engulfed Mars, and NASA says it's "one of the most intense ever observed." The dust storm's total area is big enough to cover North American and Russia. From the perspective of NASA's long-lived Opportunity rover on Mars, the sky is nearly black in the middle of the day.