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Thorzdad
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Feb 13, 2019, 05:22 PM
 
NASA officially pronounced Mars rover Opportunity dead today. 15 years beyond its planned 90 day mission.

The NYT has a nifty map charting Opportunity’s travels across the Martian landscape.
     
turtle777
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Feb 14, 2019, 01:01 PM
 
“One opportunity’s failure is another opportunity’s opportunity.”

Or something like that.

-t
     
andi*pandi
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Feb 14, 2019, 01:03 PM
 
Those NASA guys build to last. Good job opportunity!
     
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Feb 14, 2019, 01:46 PM
 
We got good value for our money. 60x the planned lifespan. If only my hardware would go 60x past the warranty.
     
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Feb 14, 2019, 09:44 PM
 
Very impressive. I remember the big news in 2004 also. That little rover went far, and that website is nicely designed. Loved it. We learned a lot about Mars.
     
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Feb 16, 2019, 10:08 AM
 
Wasn’t expecting the barrage of depressing memes about it.
     
Thorzdad  (op)
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Feb 16, 2019, 10:14 AM
 
I do hope, though, that NASA keeps some kind of cheap, automated system listening just in case.
     
subego
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Feb 16, 2019, 10:47 AM
 
For Matt Damon’s sake.
     
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Feb 16, 2019, 06:41 PM
 
     
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Feb 18, 2019, 10:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Wasn’t expecting the barrage of depressing memes about it.
I wish there was a better variety, people seem to keep posting the same three to every subreddit over and over again.
     
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Feb 18, 2019, 01:55 PM
 
In that xkcd, I hear the rover's voice as Johnny 5.
     
   
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