Hills almost close enough to touch…

I mentioned in the last post that some more images of the hills marking Endeavour’s western rim were were on their way back from Mars. Well, they made it back safely, I pottered about with them, and here’s the new panoramic view Oppy is enjoying…

Over on the right hand side of that image you’ll see that the Tribulation-Dromedary range of hills, on the western side of the crater, are looking particularly impressive now. Here’s a zoomed-in close-up of them…

…and in 3D they’re really showing some depth now, I think…

So where is Oppy now? She hasn’t driven amazingly far over the past few sols because there have been some downlink problems, but here’s where she was when the latest images were taken: the red dot marks her position…

So, Oppy is now around 400m away from the next patch of light bedrock, and 730m away from that “double crater” I mentioned recently. Beyond that – Cape York.

But back to those hills. I’ve had another go at colourising those images, and I don’t think it went too badly… click on this image to enlarge it, as usual…

And finally, for this time, another “fantasy scene”, this time of how Oppy might be seeing sunrise at the moment, as the Sun climbs up behind the tallest range of hills on the rim of Endeavour, way over on the other side of the crater…

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