Well, enjoy these last few images of Oileán Ruaidh, because there won’t be any more – Oppy is about to leave the iron meteorite behind and head on towards the faraway hills of Endeavour. Rover driver Scott Maxwell Tweeted earlier today:
“Driving away from the meteorite today. Not going to stop at the next one, but we’re doing “drive-by shooting” (imaging as we pass it).”
So it seems that we’ll soon have some images showing the meteorite dropping away behind Oppy. And the next meteorite along on the Meridiani Meteorite Highway will only be snapped as the rover trundles past.
…which is okay, because as much as I love meteorites, I think it’s time Oppy was on her way again. Those hills look, and are starting to feel, awfully close now, but they are, in reality, still a loooong way away, so we need a few 100m plus drives to get us back on track and on schedule.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this enhanced view of Oppy’s latest meteorite – and hope you’ll marvel, as I did, at the amazing features and detail visible on it…