The Mars rover Opportunity is sleeping, not dead, NASA says

The craft may be able to hibernate through a dust storm that could last months

Opportunity rover

OUTLOOK HAZY  NASA’s Opportunity rover took this self-portrait on Mars in December 2011, showing dust buildup on its solar panels. Now the craft is stuck in one of the worst dust storms ever seen on the Red Planet.

JPL-Caltech/NASA, Cornell Univ., Arizona State Univ

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