The NASA Opportunity Rover is shown in the center of this square. The picture was taken by a high-resolution camera HiRISE on board the MRO orbiter. Here you can see that the dust storm in the Valley of Perseverance has subsided significantly.
NASA is still not receiving signals from the Opportunity rover. But now at least you can see it. A new shot from the high-resolution camera HiRISE aboard the MRO orbiter shows a small object on the slopes of the Persistence Valley of the Red Planet. This is the Opportunity rover, who was a prisoner of a dust storm more than 100 days ago.
The storm turned out to be one of several with enough dust to cover most of Mars and block sunlight for the surface. The lack of sunlight caused the rover to hibernate. A team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, California) has not received any signals from the mechanism since. On September 11, they began to increase the frequency of the teams to contact the 14-year-old rover. Over the past few months, the intensity of the storm has decreased. On September 20, when this picture was taken, the tau was rated at 1.3 by the MRO.
The image was obtained from a height of 267 km above the Martian surface. The white square with a width of 47 m focuses on the location of the rover.