The rover is sitting quietly in an area called Perseverance Valley. The MRO used its HiRise camera to find the rover, which looks like a tiny spot, on Sept. 20. The MRO was about 166 miles (267 kilometers) above the surface of Mars at the time.
Opportunity first arrived on Mars in 2004 and has outlasted its original planned mission by many years. The dust storm disrupted the rover's scientific work and has left us wondering if it'll ever be able to communicate or function again.
The storm has now abated and NASA is attempting to contact the hibernating rover in the hopes it can recover from its long slumber and start up operations again. The space agency intends to listen for the rover at least into early 2019.
"A key unknown is how much dust has fallen on the solar arrays," NASA notes. "The HiRise image shows some reddening of the surrounding area, suggesting dust fallout, but it is not possible to determine how much dust is on the arrays themselves."