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NASA Mars Opportunity rover took its last photo represents a poignant conclusion to the rover’s mission.
The rover is considered as the most successful missions because it is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Mars.
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The last communication with the Opportunity rover was on June 10. “It is because of trailblazing missions such as Opportunity that there will come a day when our brave astronauts walk on the surface of Mars,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “And when that day arrives, some portion of that first footprint will be owned by the men and women of Opportunity, and a little rover that defied the odds and did so much in the name of exploration.”
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“This final panorama embodies what made our Opportunity rover such a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery,” says John Callas from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
“To the right of center you can see the rim of Endeavor Crater rising in the distance. Just to the left of that, rover tracks begin their descent from over the horizon and weave their way down to geologic features that our scientists wanted to examine up close.
“And to the far right and left are the bottom of Perseverance Valley and the floor of Endeavour crater, pristine and unexplored, waiting for visits from future explorers.”
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