Opportunity rover waits out a huge dust storm on Mars

The 14-year-old craft has weathered storms before, but none this big

Mars map

HANG IN THERE  This global map of Mars, produced by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a gathering dust storm, which has blanketed a portion of the planet and NASA’s Opportunity rover (marked with a blue dot).

JPL-Caltech/NASA, MSSS

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