Opportunity stays silent as Martian dust storm goes global

Things are looking very unpleasant for NASA’s Opportunity rover as the dust storm raging on Mars is officially classed as “global.” Mission control has been out of contact with the unmanned explorer for over a week despite repeated attempts by NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) to find a signal that Opportunity is programmed to transmit each Martian morning. Meanwhile, the dust blotting out the Sun is depriving the rover of electrical power, reducing its chances of survival…
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