National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASAwith acronym in English) announced on Wednesday that the vehicle Explorer "Opportunity– It's over mission, after 15 years of activity on the planet Mars,
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Through his Twitter account, the subject explained that the decision was made after more than 800 attempts to connect with the unsuccessful robot, which resembles a golf cart.
"One of the most successful and long-lasting exploits of interplanetary research, our opportunity for Mars Rover, is over," he said.
After more than 800 attempts to contact @MarsRovers Opportunity, today we announce the end of your successful mission. Designed to continue 90 Martian Days, Opportunity ("Oppy") spent more than 15 years exploring Mars thanks to the ingenuity and hard work of his team. #GraciasOppy pic.twitter.com/9Rxvlk4mb5
– NASA in Spanish (@NASA_es)
13 February 2019
According to NASA researchers, the last time they made contact with the car was June 10, 2018.
Project Director John Callas said "it's hard to say goodbye, but the time has come".
They also believe that Opportunity problems are caused by a large sandstorm that has affected Mars about two months in the summer and classified it as "one of the most intense".