The Dead Mars Rover Didn’t Actually Say That “My Battery” Thing

When news broke last week that NASA had finally given up hope on its long-lived Opportunity Mars rover, one fact dominated the conversation: that the rover’s last words were the emo-sounding line “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.” The line originated with science reporter Jacob Margolis, who tweeted that the rover’s that those had “basically” been the rover’s last words. The internet immediately exploded, with the tweet going viral and the line being cited in NPR, the New York Daily News, ABC — and, for the sake of transparency, Futurism. Now, Margolis is correcting the record. In a new piece for LAist, he clarified that the ... | Read more at Futurism