According to Gizmodo, five months have passed since NASA got in touch with the Opportunity rover.
The Martian rover went into hibernation mode after planet-wide dust storm crossed over it.
NASA said it has not recorded active storms near the rover 'for some time'. Operators admit they are in a race against time that if there is no signal after 45 days the rover will 'probably never.. Credit: MailOnline - Published
The planet-encircling dust event will not mean the end of the Mars Opportunity mission, according to a scientist from Arizona State University's Mars Space Flight Facility. Credit: MailOnline - Published
Flight controllers tried late Tuesday night to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond. The storm has been growing since the end of May and now covers one-quarter of the planet. Credit: MailOnline - Published