Santa Maria – THERE you are!

A new set of images has come down from Oppy, and what’s that, poking over the middle horizon over there..?

Taking a closer look…

…and in you-knew-it-was-coming-didn’t-you? 3D…

Now, those two bumps have to be the highest points of the rim of Santa Maria poking up, don’t they? I mean, there’s nothing else out there! And as we’ve seen on pictures of Santa Maria taken from HiRISE, Santa Maria’s rim is quite high in a couple of places. So, I think it’s pretty safe to say that, after a lot of waiting, Santa Maria, our next “landfall” in this sea of dust, is within sight, and we should be there before too long.

Here’s a panorama of the view Oppy is enjoying now…

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