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New hope for Opportunity, as NASA says strong winds could blow off some of the dust from the dust

NASA has revealed new hope that their opportunity rover on the surface of Mars could be revived.

Earlier this week, the space agency issued an update stating that it could be anything for the rover.

Now it is said that there is a glimmer of hope – in the form of strong winds.

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Nasas Opportunity Rover has finally been lost on Mars four months after a violent dust storm surrounding the red planet

NASA's Opportunity Rover has finally been lost on Mars four months after a violent dust storm surrounding the red planet

"After reviewing the progress of the listening campaign, NASA will continue its current strategy of contacting the opportunity rover in the foreseeable future," said the space agency.

"In the coming months, the wind at the Opportunity site on Mars could increase, causing dust to be blown out of Rover's solar panels."

NASA said it will try to contact the rover until at least January 2019.

The rover, which is located on the edge of Mars' Endeavor crater, has been around Four months after a violent dust storm, the red planet circled.

Skies finally cleared out by mid-September when the US Space Agency launched a six-week hearing program to receive and receive data from their device.

Dr. Lori Glaze, Deputy Director of NASA's Planetary Science Department, suggested that the attempt to rescue the rover with daily signals would come to an end.

"The batteries may be getting too cold and that may be too much for the little rover that could," Dr. Glaze told The Times.

In the past week, Dr. Glaze's efforts to revive the rover would only continue for one or two more weeks.

"It has been a roller coaster of emotions in recent days," said Mike Staab, systems engineer and flight director at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

"We're just trying to do what we think is right," he said.

In June, the opportunity fell silent without powering the solar battery as the dust continued to block the sun. The animation shows how the rover (middle) was right on the way of the raging storm

Nasa said there are "no deadlines" set for the task of contact.

In desperate attempts to revive it, engineers have been playing songs like Wham! S Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

Last month, the space agency announced it had discovered the silent rover on the surface of Mars, though it still has not heard of it.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took a photo from a distance of 267 kilometers at the end of September, with Opportunity appearing as a tiny dot.

The engineers involved in the mission initially hoped that the robot's Mars explorer would wake up after the storm subsided. After months of silence, however, they admitted that the moral was "shaky".

Last month, the space agency announced it had discovered the silent rover on the surface of Mars, though it still has not heard of it

Last month, the space agency announced it had discovered the silent rover on the surface of Mars, though it still has not heard of it

HOW STORMS HAPPENED ON MARS AND WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SEE THEM?

Dust storms are common on Mars, with global events orbiting the entire planet occurring on Earth every six to eight years, equivalent to three to four years on the red planet.

MailOnline spoke to Dr. Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society, for his advice to witness this alien weather event.

He said, "Observing Mars is always a challenge as it is small, about half the size of Earth, and still around 55 million kilometers away.

"It's clearly visible to the eye as a bright red object in the sky, but every detail requires a reasonable telescope, and binoculars do not show much.

"Nevertheless, details are fleeting and depend on a stable earth atmosphere, otherwise turbulences obscure the view.

"That's why early Mars observers spent a lot of time making many sketches to try and map the planet's surface.

"A good time to take a look is when Mars is near its resistance, the point where the planet of the sun is in the sky and near the minimum distance from Earth.

"The opposition in 2018 is on July 27 and the closest approach of Mars is on July 30.

"When it gets dark in the evening, look for a bright red object in the southeastern sky.

"With a decent telescope, observers can see how the polar ice caps grow and shrink and the dust storms described above. These can quickly change from local features to planetwide events. "

Even if it comes again, the team expects the rover's mission clock to be "Complexity".

With no energy left to sustain the mission clock, which is the only working tool, the rover does not know what time it is.

So far, Opportunity has exceeded the expected lifetime many times over.

Both Opportunity and his twin, Spirit, were designed to last only 90 days on the Martian surface, with the expectation that the planet's extreme winter and dust storms could shorten their mission.

NASA launched the opportunity rover in 2004 as part of its Mars Exploration Rover program.

It landed on January 25, 2004 in the Meridiani Planum Plain of Mars near the equator.

Pancam's Panoramic Camera (Opportunity) picked up the component images for this view during the period from June 7 to 19, 2017, outside the Endeavor Crater. This is one of the last images the rover has sent

Pancam's Panoramic Camera (Opportunity) picked up the component images for this view during the period from June 7 to 19, 2017, outside the Endeavor Crater. This is one of the last images the rover has sent

WHAT IS THE CHANCE ROVER?

NASA launched the Opportunity Rover in 2004 as part of its Mars Exploration Rover program.

It landed on January 25, 2004 in the Meridiani Planum Plain of Mars near the equator.

Opportunity should only be 90 days on Mars, but has now taken an amazing 14 years.

Throughout his lifetime, Opportunity has explored two craters on the red planet Victoria and Endeavor and found several signs of water.

It survived a heavy dust storm in 2007 and is now being closely watched to see if it can survive a massive storm with an estimated 10.8 level of opacity. This is a strong increase over the 5.5 dew of the previous storm.

NASA has made several updates to the spacecraft since landing on Mars, including flash memory.

The Rover lasted almost 15 years: it was last reported on June 10 before being forced into hibernation by the growing dust storm.

Throughout his lifetime, Opportunity has explored two craters on the red planet Victoria and Endeavor and found several signs of water.

Nasa has made several updates to the spacecraft, such as the flash memory, since landing on Mars.

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