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A ridge with a view…

Opportunity is now seeing some beautiful martian geology from her wind-swept* perch high up above Endeavour Crater, with rocks like these all around her… Let’s just recap quickly where she is… That shows the huge Endeavour Crater, with Oppy’s tour … Continue reading

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Another “Rock Garden”…

Oppy continues to head uphill, exploring the upper level of Solander Point, and she’s reached some very rocky, rugged terrain. In fact, there are so many rocks, boulders and stones scattered around her that it feels like being back at … Continue reading

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Oppy under threat as she climbs higher…

… but not, as you might expect, from a savage martian dust storm, or a software failure, or a mechanical glitch. No. Having survived ten years of those, and worse, Opportunity is under threat from these… Bean-counters. Yes, Opportunity’s future … Continue reading

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Farewell Pinnacle Island…

A last couple of images of the area around Pinnacle Island before Oppy starts exploring a new region of the slopes… Really pleased with the colour I achieved in that colourisation…

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Solved! The Mystery of Pinnacle Island…

After all the debate and discussion, NASA has announced, in a press release, that their clever scientists have solved the mystery of Pinnacle Island. Turns out it didn’t fall from the sky after being blasted out of the ground miles … Continue reading

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Another Island…

More images have come back from the rim of Endeavour crater, showing the mysterious “jumping rock” Pinnacle Island and its surroundings. Here’s my latest colourisation… Pinnacle Island is, of course, the strange-looking “shell” of rock to the lower left there. … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Island – the Smoking Gun..?

New images of the ground just behind where Oppy is parked now show a very disturbed, churned up area which might be where Pinnacle Island came from. Here’s my colourisation of the raw images which came down recently… What are … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Island Poses Again…

Well, still no official word on the story behind Pinnacle Island, and the media seems to have moved on to other things now, but Oppy is still taking new images of the “mysterious martian rock” and here are my latest … Continue reading

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More on “Pinnacle Island”…

Well, “Pinnacle Island”- sorry, should give it its full title: “the mysterious rock ‘Pinnacle Island’, which has baffled NASA boffins scratching their heads” – is still basking in the warmth of the martian spotlight, and the debate about what it … Continue reading

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“IMMORTAL” – Ten Years on Mars

As I said in a previous post, I have something special for you  to mark the tenth anniversary of the Mars Exploration Rovers landing on Mars. I’m posting it a few days early because people are already asking me about … Continue reading

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