These tributes to the Opportunity rover will break your heart

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, NASA officially put an end to the 15-year-long Opportunity mission on Mars. Despite their best efforts, engineers were unable to revive the rover which was incapacitated by a huge dust storm covering the planet last year.

Opportunity made invaluable scientific contributions and inspired a whole generation. In the aftermath of the announcement, scores of scientists, fans, space enthusiasts, and artists took to social media to express their grief and solemn goodbyes. Its last message was “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.”

https://twitter.com/Skirtsan/status/1095862308981690368

https://twitter.com/starshipTARDIS/status/1095556304784052225

https://twitter.com/crispnewsapp/status/1095954343008890880

 

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