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Technology NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie

05:41  08 september  2018
05:41  08 september  2018 Source:   msn.com

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NASA ’ s Mars rover Curiosity has snapped a dusty but cool selfie . NASA released the panorama this week. A thin layer of dust is visible on Curiosity , the Curiosity is nuclear-powered and therefore unaffected by the lack of sunlight. NASA ’ s older rover Opportunity, however, relies on solar power

CAPE CANAVERAL, Forida (AP) — NASA ’ s Mars rover Curiosity has snapped a dusty but cool selfie . NASA released the panorama this week. Curiosity is nuclear-powered and therefore unaffected by the lack of sunlight. NASA ’ s older rover Opportunity, however, relies on solar power

This composite image from Aug. 9, 2018 photos made available by NASA shows the Curiosity rover at Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars. A thin layer of dust is visible on the nuclear-powered rover, the result of a storm that enveloped the planet this summer. The darkish sky is from dust still in the atmosphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP) © The Associated Press This composite image from Aug. 9, 2018 photos made available by NASA shows the Curiosity rover at Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars. A thin layer of dust is visible on the nuclear-powered rover, the result of a storm that enveloped the planet this summer. The darkish sky is from dust still in the atmosphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped a dusty but cool selfie.

NASA released the panorama this week. A thin layer of dust is visible on Curiosity , the result of a storm that enveloped Mars this summer. The darkish sky indicates dust still clogging the atmosphere in August, when the panorama was shot by Curiosity's mast camera. The rover had just drilled for a new rock sample.

Curiosity is nuclear-powered and therefore unaffected by the lack of sunlight. NASA's older rover Opportunity, however, relies on solar power and has been silent since June. Flight controllers hope as the Martian sky continues to clear, Opportunity will get back in contact. But after almost 15 years exploring the red planet, Opportunity may not have the strength or ability for a comeback.

NASA is still holding out hope for the Mars Opportunity rover.
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