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It was only expected to last for three months and travel just 1,100 yards, but after 15 years, 28 miles and 5,000 charge cycles, @NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is officially dead. #ThanksOppy
The Mars rover Opportunity gave us really incredible images, like this one of its tracks as a Martian dust devil twists below. #ThanksOppy 2/
📸 NASA/JPL-Caltech
Or this shot looking back at part of the west rim of the Endeavour Crater of Mars in the summer of 2014. 3/

📸 NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU
Or even just close ups of the Martian surface. This was taken by Opportunity in April 2004. 4/

📸 NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/USGS
So while Opportunity is technically dead, perhaps it’s more accurate to say it’s bravely completed its mission. With companion rover Spirit, the two robots studied the hell out of the Red Planet, exploring geology and even finding meteorites 5/
So thank you, Opportunity, for your service. May you rest peacefully in the dust. 6/ #ThanksOppy
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