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Opportunity makes history *again*…

Yesterday was a big day for astronomers – no, it was a HUGE day! A comet called “Siding Spring” whooshed past Mars, so close – less than 1/3 of the distance from Earth to the Moon, which is sphincter-tighteningly close … Continue reading

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Rock on, Oppy!

Opportunity has recently been edging her way towards Ulysses crater, and now she is parked up on its rim, surrounded by some pretty gorgeous looking rocks. Well, gorgeous looking if you’re into geology. If you’re not I guess they’re just, … Continue reading

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Adding the missing piece…

Here you go, the complete panorama of Oppy’s latest view, with that annoying missing piece added in… Loving this view… :-)

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Higher and higher…

There were big celebrations at NASA last week when the Mars Science Laboratory team announced to the world that, depsite having wheels which look like they’ve been clawed by a whole family of martian white apes,  their “Curiosity” rover had … Continue reading

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Oppy update

If you’re wondering why there have been no updates to this blog for a while, don’t worry, it hasn’t folded, but Oppy herself has been having some problems with her memory, and the flow of images coming back from her … Continue reading

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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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