The Martian Rover, Opportunity, landed upon the rocky surface of the red planet on the 25th of January 2004.
Opportunity was highly successful in its survey of the planet, providing images of meteorites such as the Heat Shield Rock and studying craters.
Due to a severe global Martian Sandstorm in June 2018, the solar-powered device has remained unresponsive despite numerous efforts from Earth. NASA experts are still unwilling to give up on their groundbreaking rover as new methods are being arranged, which might ‘’encourage’’ respond signals from the seemingly offline machine.
2019 marks the 15th anniversary of the Opportunity mission, and a time of strife for its team.