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Place : Valley
Geo Path : Valley,Vernon,Wisconsin,United States
lat : 43.641667   lon : -90.541667

Place : Russia
Geo Path : Russia
lat : 55.7388   lon : 37.6665

Place : Opportunity
Geo Path : Opportunity,Deer Lodge,Montana,United States
lat : 46.107222   lon : -112.827222

Place : Laboratory
Geo Path : Laboratory,Lincoln,North Carolina,United States
lat : 35.434167   lon : -81.260278

Place : Rover
Geo Path : Rover,Yell,Arkansas,United States
lat : 34.946389   lon : -93.405278

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John Callas said: "Our expectation at this point is that rover has gone to sleep and will remain until it can charge enough to a certain threshold," External link

registerThursday, June 14, 2018 5:36:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: "for an extended period of time," External link

bloombergWednesday, June 13, 2018 9:36:00 PM CEST

Jim Watzin said: "We're all pulling for Opportunity," External link

bbcThursday, June 14, 2018 6:42:00 AM CEST

John Callas said: “So we should be able to ride out the storm. When the skies clear and the rover begins to power up, it should begin to communicate with us,” External link

news-yahooThursday, June 14, 2018 11:17:00 AM CEST

John Callas said: “has fallen asleep and is waiting out the storm,” External link

dnaindiaThursday, June 14, 2018 7:47:00 AM CEST

John Callas said: "Right now, everything is turned off on the vehicle, and the temperature is determined by the environment and those eight RHUs on the rover," External link

popularmechanicsWednesday, June 13, 2018 10:31:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: "This team has a very strong bond with the rover, a very tight emotional connection with it," External link

msn-ukThursday, June 14, 2018 2:42:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: "Our expectation at this point is that the rover has gone to sleep, it's in this low-power mode and it will remain in that low power mode until there's sufficient energy to charge the batteries back above a certain threshold," "At that point, the rover will autonomously try to wake up and communicate with us. So at this point, we're in a waiting mode, we're listening every day for possible signals from the rover" External link

news-yahooThursday, June 14, 2018 11:17:00 AM CEST

John Callas says: “The team has a strong bond and tight emotional connection with the rover,” External link

smithsonianmagThursday, June 14, 2018 9:58:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: "By no means are we out of the woods here. This storm is threatening. We have no idea how long it will last and we don't know what the environment will be like once it clears," External link

cnbcWednesday, June 13, 2018 10:24:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: "The team has a strong bond and tight emotional connection with the rover," "It's like you have a loved one in a coma in the hospital. The doctors are telling you to give it time, and the vital signs are good. You just have to wait it out. If it's your 97-year-old grandmother, you're going to be concerned, and we are. We are by no means out of the woods. It's a threatening storm, and we don't know how long it will last or what the environment will be like when it clears" External link

click2houstonWednesday, June 13, 2018 9:49:00 PM CEST

John Callas told: “The project team is very concerned,” External link

news-yahooThursday, June 14, 2018 11:17:00 AM CEST

Jim Watzin said: "The current dust storm is providing an unprecedented chance to study Mars," External link

click2houstonWednesday, June 13, 2018 9:49:00 PM CEST

Jim Watzin says: "This is the ideal storm for Mars science," External link

smithsonianmagThursday, June 14, 2018 9:58:00 PM CEST

Jim Watzin said: "Keep in mind, we're talking about a rover that's been working at Mars, hanging in there, for 15 years and designed just for 90 days," External link

seattletimesWednesday, June 13, 2018 10:29:00 PM CEST

Rich Zurek said: “unprecedented in the pace at which it has grown and spread across the globe,” External link

wacotribThursday, June 14, 2018 11:58:00 PM CEST

Richard Zurek said: “Each observation of these large storms brings us closer to being able to model these events and perhaps even one day to forecast them,” External link

sentinelsourceThursday, June 14, 2018 2:50:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: “It’s like you have a loved one in a coma in the hospital,” “The doctors are telling you, ‘You just gotta give it time and she’ll wake up.’ But if it’s your 97-year-old grandmother, you’re going to be very concerned, and by all means we are” External link

wacotribThursday, June 14, 2018 11:58:00 PM CEST

Jim Watzin said: “It is unprecedented in the pace at which it has grown and spread across the globe,” External link

nytimesThursday, June 14, 2018 2:58:00 PM CEST

Jim Watzin said: "We would not want to have a crew operating remotely from their base and be caught off guard with a storm like this and have difficulty getting back home," External link

straitstimesSGThursday, June 14, 2018 4:26:00 AM CEST

John Callas said: "They are the finest batteries in the Solar System," External link

registerThursday, June 14, 2018 5:36:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: "By no means are we out of the woods here," External link

seattletimesWednesday, June 13, 2018 10:29:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: "Because the rover's not active, it will be getting colder," External link

msn-ukThursday, June 14, 2018 2:42:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: “As long as the rover stays warm enough, and our predictions are that it will, we can go any number of days,” “We are approaching summer, so we haven’t even hit the warmest part of the year for the rover at this site” External link

nytimesThursday, June 14, 2018 2:58:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: "it is completely black on Mars. It is completely dark," External link

dnaindiaThursday, June 14, 2018 7:47:00 AM CEST

John Callas said: “This team has a very strong bond with the rover,” External link

bbcThursday, June 14, 2018 6:42:00 AM CEST

John Callas said: “As long as the rover stays warm enough, and our predictions are that it will, we can go any number of days,” External link

lahtThursday, June 14, 2018 9:52:00 AM CEST

John Callas said: "We think we can ride this out for a while," External link

click2houstonWednesday, June 13, 2018 9:49:00 PM CEST

John Callas said: “We may have a lot of dust on this vehicle that we have to deal with,” External link

bloombergWednesday, June 13, 2018 9:36:00 PM CEST

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  • Mars Opportunity Rover Out of Commission Due to Dust Storm
  • NASA's Opportunity rover is fighting for its life in a Martian dust storm
  • NASA lost contact with Mars rover thanks to 14M square mile dust storm
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  • NASA rover on Mars falls silent following gigantic dust storm
  • US-NASA-Mars-space lead
  • NASA's Opportunity rover stuck in Martian dust storm

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