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Opportunity Mars rover is probably dead after 15-year mission

Newscientist - Wed 13 Feb 19

A huge dust storm in June 2018 left NASA unable to contact the Opportunity rover. Now the space agency is set to say goodbye to their epic Mars explorer

NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months - Wed 13 Feb 19

NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits.

MAVEN Mars orbiter goes low to support 2020 rover mission

Gizmag - Tue 12 Feb 19

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter is taking on a new job as it shifts into a lower orbit to act as a communications relay for the Mars 2020 mission slated ...

Nosedives would make for better landings on weighty Mars missions

Gizmag - Tue 12 Feb 19

Spacecraft destined for Mars keep getting larger and heavier. NASA's Curiosity rover is already nearly one tonne, but payloads will continue to increase, especially if humans become part ...

Opportunity did not answer NASA’s final call, and it’s now gone to us

Ars Technica - Wed 13 Feb 19

It roved a staggering 45.16 kilometers across the red planet.

NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Mars - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Tue 12 Feb 19

See what the rover saw. In 15 years on Mars, Oppy caught sight of meteorites, "blueberries," a "jelly doughnut" and other exotic rock formations.

Opportunity's record-setting mission on Mars appears to have reached its end

L.A. Times - Tue 12 Feb 19

Halfway up the slope of a crater on Mars lies a small robotic geologist that won’t wake up. The Smart car sized rover got caught in an epic dust storm that enveloped the Red Planet in June, ...

NASA sets likely funeral for silent Mars Opportunity rover - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Tue 12 Feb 19

The solar-powered rover hasn't called home since being swamped by a massive dust storm months ago.

Undisclosed investor reportedly in talks to revive Mars One

Techspot - Tue 12 Feb 19

On Monday, court documents revealed that Mars One’s money had dried up. CEO Bas Lansdorp confirmed that the project to colonize the Red Planet and broadcast it as a reality show was bankrupt, ...

Video of Instagram Model Bitten by Wild Pig Goes Viral - Tue 12 Feb 19

A giant pig recently bit a fitness model at a beach, and the hilarious video is trending on Instagram. On Monday, fitness influencer Michelle Lewin posted the funny footage on her Instagram. ...

Mars One died before it could become Fyre Festival: Space Edition

Popular Science - Tue 12 Feb 19

Space You've likely outlived the company that wanted to film you dying on Mars. Mars One, a controversial startup with the singular goal of sending humans on a one-way trip ...

Watch: Dolphin Spreads the Love, Shares Kisses With Trainers - Tue 12 Feb 19

Looks like we’ve found the ladies’ man of the dolphin world, just in time for Valentine’s Day. A video of a dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando kissing two of his trainers has gone ...

Bankrupt Mars One mission claims it has found a 'mystery investor' to save it

Daily Mail - Tue 12 Feb 19

Mars One, the startup that pledged to send humans on a one-way trip to the red planet, said Tuesday it's in talks with a 'new investment company' that has pledged to settle its debts with creditors.

Pot-Smoking Tipster Finds Caged Tiger in Abandoned Texas Home - Tue 12 Feb 19

An anonymous person, who recently entered an abandoned Houston home to get high, had the scare of their life when they found a tiger locked inside a “rinky-dink” cage. The pot-smoking ...

Mars 'barchan dunes' seen in amazing image from NASA

FOXNews - Tue 12 Feb 19

A gorgeous image showing sand dunes on Mars was released this week by NASA.

Mars One could live again thanks to a mystery investor

Engadget - Tue 12 Feb 19

Bankrupt Martian colony startup Mars One says it's holding talks with an undisclosed investor to revive its for-profit arm. In a press release, the German company claims to have ...

Mars One Is Dead, but it Was Doomed From the Start

Extremetech - Mon 11 Feb 19

We haven't heard much from Mars One, the company that promised to send people to colonize Mars as part of a reality TV show. It's looking like we won't hear from it again, either. The post Mars ...

To almost no one’s surprise, Mars One is done

Ars Technica - Mon 11 Feb 19

Mars One's greatest sin may be making Lee Hutchinson look smart.

Mars One fizzles out: Ambitious startup that promised to send humans to the red planet goes bankrupt

Daily Mail - Mon 11 Feb 19

Mars One Ventures, the Dutch company behind the flashy project - described by some as a 'suicidal mission' that was doomed to fail - has met its demise in Swiss bankruptcy court, filings show.

Mars One goes bankrupt as reality catches up to the doomed space scam

TechCrunch - Mon 11 Feb 19

A grand mission to Mars that was always light on details has come to a decidedly terrestrial end. Mars One, a controversial space exploration project that made it as far as the “highly ...

Outlandish Mars One project goes bankrupt before reaching Red Planet - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Mon 11 Feb 19

The most unlikely plan for sending humans to our neighboring world appears to be done before it ever left the ground.

The company that promised a one-way ticket to Mars is bankrupt

The Verge - Mon 11 Feb 19

Mars One Ventures — the company that claimed it was going to send hundreds of people to live (and ultimately die) on the Red Planet — is now bankrupt, according to Swiss financial ...

Mars One, the overly ambitious project to colonize the Red Planet, has gone bankrupt

Techspot - Mon 11 Feb 19

Mars One, the overly ambitious company that planned to colonize the Red Planet and fund the project through a reality TV show, has officially been grounded.

Mars One is dead

Engadget - Mon 11 Feb 19

The company that aimed to put humanity on the red planet has met an unfortunate, but wholly-expected end. Mars One Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Mars One mission was declared ...

Built to last 90 days, Mars rover Opportunity ends mission after 15 years

Science Blog - Fri 15 Feb 19

The Mars rover Opportunity, NASA’s robotic geologist fitted with an array of tools to search for evidence of water, ended its mission Feb. 13 – three weeks after its 15th anniversary and ...

NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

SpaceDaily - Thu 14 Feb 19

Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 13, 2019 One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the ...

NASA announces demise of Opportunity rover

SpaceDaily - Thu 14 Feb 19

Washington (AFP) Feb 14, 2019 During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet - but NASA's Opportunity ...

Mars Rover Opportunity Ends Mission After 15 Years

SpaceDaily - Thu 14 Feb 19

Ithaca NY (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 The Mars rover Opportunity, NASA's robotic geologist fitted with an array of tools to search for evidence of water, ended its mission Feb. 13 - three weeks after ...

More than 835 recovery commands have been sent to Opportunity

SpaceDaily - Tue 12 Feb 19

Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 11, 2019 Mars atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site is estimated to be somewhere in the range of 0.9 to 1.3. No signal from Opportunity has been heard since ...