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Rover Team Beaming New Commands to Opportunity on Mars


Goldstone beam-waveguide antenna

A Goldstone 111.5-foot (34-meter) beam-waveguide antenna tracks a spacecraft as it comes into view.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have begun transmitting a new set of commands to the Opportunity rover in an attempt to compel the 15-year-old Martian explorer to contact Earth.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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