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    Default RIP: Opportunity

    RIP Oppie 😥

    NASA ✔ @NASA
    One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, our @MarsRovers Opportunity is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars. Designed to last just 90 Martian days, here's a look at this record-setting mission: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...-comes-to-end/
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    RIP. A great piece of "short life" engineering. It did a great service.. Maybe one day another storm may blow away the dust and it will come to life again.
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    Nice xkcd cartoon as a farewell:
    https://xkcd.com/2111


    But this one for Spirit also fits nice:
    https://xkcd.com/695/

    And it will miss this mark:
    https://xkcd.com/1504/

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    ... Maybe one day another storm may blow away the dust and it will come to life again.
    They don't think it's components can survive the brittleness they will reach at night in the winter with no heaters running.
    OTOH, they didn't think it could last 15 years either, to who knows.
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