NASA declares Opportunity rover dead after 15 years on Mars


It’s the space rover that’s been credited with transforming our understanding of Mars but NASA has declared its veteran explorer ‘Opportunity’ is now officially dead.

It was built in just 90 days but went on to live for 14 years.

Its last contact with earth was eight months ago after it was silenced by a global dust storm.

Sky’s US correspondent Greg Milam reports.

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