Rover & out

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THIS is the last selfie taken by NASA’s long­est run­ning Mars rover ma­chine.

The Op­por­tu­nity de­vice was de­clared dead this week af­ter eight months with­out con­tact.

A self por­trait was taken by a cam­era on the end of one of the rover’s ro­botic arms.

Other images showed the land­scape of the Red Planet and the rover’s tracks. The six-wheeled ve­hi­cle was built to op­er­ate for just three months but kept go­ing for an as­ton­ish­ing 15 years.

It was fi­nally doomed by a fe­ro­cious dust storm in June last year.

And now it has of­fi­cially been writ­ten off for good.

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