Marso party Opportunity disappeared after a storm on Mars

The first summer month turned a surprise to researchers

A group of scientists decided on the emergency translation of the device to the «crisis» regime, which would allow the minimal loss to wait for the resulting cataclysm. However, today, when the storm subsided, NASA employees still cannot accurately determine the location of the Marshode.

The dusty storm formed blocked the road to the mercier at the time when he conducted research in the area called the perseverance valley. The device was ready for confrontation by such elements, because storms are not rare for Mars. However, it is in the summer period that the planet turns out to be as close as possible to the Sun. Because of this, there is evaporation of carbon dioxide, and the atmosphere becomes several times concentrated. The temperature is significantly increased, which, together with other formed conditions, allows dust to carry a much higher than marks recorded during «rest.» The maximum height of the cloud in this case can be equal to about 60 km.

Mars view from space in calm condition and with a storm

Previously, the interruption of communication between the Center for Earth and Opportunity is already fixed. In 2007, the connection was interrupted for two weeks. However, scientists argue that this time the device survived a much more powerful storm. If we design the power of the happening cataclysm to Earth, the consequences would be terrible: the clouds of dust would be completely covered with an area equal to North America and Russia at the same time.

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