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Image catch-up…

Been a couple of days since I updated the blog I know, just been busy with *real life*, so here is a selection of new images I’ve made from the “raw” black and white photos sent back by our favourite … Continue reading

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Approaching Wdowiak Ridge…

Oppy is now edging towards an intriguing outrcrop…ridge…thing, which looks like it might offer some very interesting science if she can get close enough. Here’s one of the recent raw b&w images of “Wdowiak Ridge” … …and here is my … Continue reading

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Opportunity – Interplanetary Record Breaker!

This is a post I never dared dream I would get to write, to be honest, but as I write it I can’t stop smiling. When I set up this blog, all those years ago, I was well aware that … Continue reading

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Thirty eight years ago today, NASA’s Viking 1 lander set down on the plains of Mars, and forever changed our view of the Red Planet. For the first time we knew what its surface looked like – dust dunes scattered … Continue reading

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A beautiful place…

Every now and again some images come down to Earth from Oppy which leave me literally shaking my head in wonder. They might be of a sweeping martian vista, a blazing sunset, or a set of tracks leading back to … Continue reading

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Opportunity – Eleven Years a Heroine…

Eleven years ago, a Delta II rocket blasted off from a Cape Canaveral launch pad, thundering into the night sky, carrying in its nosecone a very precious cargo – a small robotic rover, destined for Mars. Like many people I … Continue reading

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Onwards to Smectite Valley…

Since the last update, Oppy has been making slow but sure progress up the ancient, weathered spine of the range of hills which forms the western rim of the mighty Endeavour crater. Oppy continues to enjoy having lovely amounts of … Continue reading

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