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NASA's opportunity detector was swallowed by the Martian dust storm.

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2018/6/14 1:04:49     readed:422

In a new NASA update, the opportunity team pointed out that the recent attempt to contact the opportunity probe failed to respond, suggesting that the opportunity detector is now in a critical low power mode, in which it is basically dormant and occasionally wakes up to detect electricity.

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows a huge picture of how the storm has prevented the opportunity detector's solar panels with a simulated picture. This image is a comprehensive simulation of the atmospheric opacity caused by a dust storm. On the left is a bright afternoon sky. The sun is brighter because of its brightness, and the sun is covered by dust on the right. It looks like a needle tip. Each frame corresponds to a measure of tau or opacity: 1,3,5,7,9,11. "

According to NASA, the current state of the rover allows it to wake up at any time to check its power reserves. Once the solar panels begin to provide electricity again, the battery will be recharged, in which case it can be restored. But scientists do not know when it will happen.


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