Several articles have mentioned that the last ever commands were sent to the unresponsive Opportunity rover today by NASA. Now, I know that it wasn't a verbal message, but was there anything digital sent that was sentimental or meaningful that appeals to our emotions (easter eggs)? Or was it the electronic equivalent of "turn off"?
Late Tuesday night, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent their final data uplink to the Opportunity rover on Mars. Over this connection, via the Deep Space Network, the American jazz singer Billie Holiday crooned "I'll Be Seeing You," a song that closes with the lines:
I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new I'll be
looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you
Now if you excuse me, I have something in my eye...