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For more than a decade, Opportunity has been one of our best tools for understanding Mars, but after eight months of listening and hoping, it was officially time to put the rover to bed.

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Sources:

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8348/opportunity-hunkers-down-during-dust-storm/
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-record-setting-opportunity-rover-mission-on-mars-comes-to-end
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7318
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8370/opportunity-emerges-in-a-dusty-picture/
https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/mission/rover-status/opportunity/recent/all/#sols-5347
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8414/six-things-to-know-about-nasas-opportunity-rover/
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8412/nasas-insight-prepares-to-take-mars-temperature/
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8409/360-video-curiosity-rover-departs-vera-rubin-ridge/
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Exploration/ExoMars/ESA_s_Mars_rover_has_a_name_Rosalind_Franklin
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7286
http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/charts/mars_landing_site_map_lakdawalla.html
https://rps.nasa.gov/power-and-thermal-systems/thermal-systems/light-weight-radioisotope-heater-unit/
https://www.popsci.com/nasa-can-make-3-more-nuclear-batteries-and-thats-it
https://www.nature.com/news/nuclear-power-desperately-seeking-plutonium-1.16411

Images:

https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/21920/2018-giant-dust-storm-on-mars/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Opportunity_in_Endurance_Crater_(cropped).jpg
https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/5863/birds-eye-view-of-opportunity-at-erebus/
https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/6176/cleaned-solar-arrays-gleam-in-mars-rovers-new-selfie/
https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/22054/opportunity-after-the-dust-storm/
https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/6944/martian-blueberries/
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mer/news/mer20111207.html
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-record-setting-opportunity-rover-mission-on-mars-comes-to-end
https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/22273/curiositys-selfie-at-rock-hall/
https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/22299/hp3-on-the-martian-surface/?site=insight
https://m.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/03/ExoMars_rover
http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/charts/mars_landing_site_map_lakdawalla.html
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21635/nasa-s-mars-2020-rover-artist-s-concept

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