Almost there…

Almost where? Where has Oppy headed off to since you last visited? What’s going on?!

Don’t panic, you’ve not missed anything. “Almost there” refers to a date,a mission milestone, not a place. Oppy is now *this* close to marking her 3000th day, or “sol”, on Mars.

3000 days. 3000 DAYS.

Unbelievable. Wonderfully, brilliantly, magically unbelievable.

There’ll be a big post all about this on the big day itself, with something special to share with you all. In the meantime, here’s a rather beautiful (I think!) new pic from Opportunity, taken when the Sun was clearly very low in the sky, judging from the contrast and the length of the shadows. I love low angle sunlight pics like this, they really show the detail on the ground and in the rugged martian landscape…

Come back soon! We’ll all celebrate together! :-)

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One Response to Almost there…

  1. oh that’s a brilliant pic..love the detail :-)

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