By now it is a fact, the sandstorm on Mars has enveloped the entire planet!
For those who wanted to shoot Mars through the telescope taking advantage of the particularly favorable minimum distance that would characterize this year’s opposition, the disappointment will be considerable.
Mars will appear as an orange globe in which at most you can distinguish the south polar cap and this situation could last for several weeks.
Meanwhile, while Curiosity takes advantage of its energy independence to take selfies and film the event on site, we begin to despair for Opportunity.
Opportunity’s batteries are of the lithium-ion type and have more than fifteen years, so if they can not be recharged in time, they could turn off everything permanently!
On the other hand this storm continues to increase in intensity and is a candidate to become one of the most intense and certainly the most documented to date.
This post has been automatically translated. See the original post here.