The Mars Opportunity rover might be busted even if it wakes back up

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In case you haven't been keeping track of the plight of NASA's Opportunity rover, I'll get you caught back up: A dust storm covered Mars, the rover fell asleep, and now it won't wake back up. The rover's team of engineers is worried that it might never wake back up — and it's playing inspirational songs for it in the meantime — but even if it does the rover might never be the same.

In a new blog post, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers a brief update on the status of the rover before examining the best- and worst-case scenarios. Spoiler: Some of it is kind of sad.

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