Oppy marching to the top of the hill… again…

While Curiosity has been getting distracted by glittery, shiny things on the ground while she’s supposed to be scooping up samples of dirt and dust in Gale Crater, Opportunity has been busy on the ancient, eroded rim of Endeavour Crater, halfway around Mars. Now within sight of her 9th anniversary of landing on Mars, Opportunity has been busy taking images of some of the most interesting rocks seen since her incredibly successful mission began. And now she’s working her way up the eastern side of Cape York, heading towards what looks like an absolutely *fascinating* outcrop of shattered stone and dustslides. Here’s where she is…

…and here’s where she’s been, a chart showing her sightseeing tour of Cape York…

You can see from that that Oppy is now almost back up on the “top” of Cape York, and might even be able to see her old tracks soon… that would be something, wouldn’t it?

So, what is she seeing around her as she nears the top of the Cape, again? Scenes like this…

…and this…

(that’s “Whitewater Lake” receding behind her…)

…and this…

But what looks really interesting is this outcrop, just ahead…

It looks particularly interesting in 3D…

Really looking forward to close-up, colour views of those rocks..

More soon.

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One Response to Oppy marching to the top of the hill… again…

  1. Monica,Houston,Texas says:

    Every morning I check to see the latest from Oppy – yes, I’m interested in Curiosity – but you bring to life Oppy and Mars for me. Many thanx Stu

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