This annotated image is a cropped version of the last 360-degree panorama taken by the Opportunity rover’s Pancam from May 13 through June 10, 2018. This annotated view is presented in false color to make some differences between materials easier to see. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASUMore
A set of newly released photos shows what NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity was looking at just before the killer dust storm hit.
That storm boiled up in May 2018 and engulfed Opportunity shortly thereafter. The solar-powered robot couldn’t get enough sunlight to recharge its batteries, and it went silent on June 10. NASA tried gamely to revive the long-lived Oppy but had no luck, finally declaring the rover dead last month.
As the sky darkened around it last spring, Opportunity snapped many photos of