NASA eager to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

Tue, 10/30/2018

This feature story describes preparation to successfully communicate with the dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet’s red skies clear.

"This is the worst storm Opportunity has ever seen, and we're doing what we can, crossing our fingers, and hoping for the best", said Steve Squyres, a planetary scientist at Cornell University and leader of the rover mission, in a recent Planetary Society blog. "We're pulling for our tenacious rover to drag her feet from the fireplace one additional time".

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