In January 2004, landed two rolling explorers on the planet Mars. One had been named ”Spirit”, the other ”Opportunity”. During his years at the red planet's surface, they managed to change the image of a dead planet that possibly had water at its poles.
found clear evidence that Mars was once a wet planet with water that could have created life. By rolling around on Mars managed to rovrarna perform amazing science.
But on June 10 last year, the discovery period for ”Opportunity” – almost nine years after the ”Spirit” showed its last signs of life – when a huge sandstorm covered the ”Opportunity” with a layer of sand and prevented the sunlight from reaching its solar panels. Similar storms had occurred earlier but the wind had finally blown away the sand and gave the rover a new life.
it was not.
At a press conference on Wednesday announced the u.s. space agency Nasa, and now you have given up all hope to get the ”Opportunity” again. A last attempt was made yesterday evening, but today was declared ”Opportunity” missions completed.
”Opportunity” gave us a completely new view of how the world must have looked like once upon a time, said one of the Marsroverns racers on earth, Scott Maxwell to the New Scientist on Wednesday.
the Total rolled ”Opportunity” a little over 45 miles during his almost 15 years in March.