Monthly Archives: January 2017

Almost there…

I think, I think Opportunity is just about to reach the top of the hill… Meanwhile, Curiosity is sending back simply beautiful images from Gale Crater, showing a bewildering variety of rocks. I made the following mosaics by processing and … Continue reading

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Almost there, Opportunity…

Having just marked the 13th anniversary of her landing on Mars, Opportunity is now approaching the top of the slope she has been climbing for the past few weeks. It won’t be long now until she gets to the top … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Opportunity!

Opportunity has now been on Mars for 13 years – Earth years that is. I paid tribute to that achievement in the previous post, so not going to say all that again! Instead – before going AFK (look it up … Continue reading

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Thirteen years on Mars

Just over eight years ago, on December 4th 2008, around teatime I think it was, I started this blog. I had hummed and haah’d about it for a couple of days, not sure if I should or shouldn’t take it … Continue reading

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The rocks of Mars…

Not an Opportunity-related post this time (but there’s a big anniversary coming up soon, obviously, so hang on for that, ok?) I just wanted to share with all of you some stunning views of martian rocks that came back from … Continue reading

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Earth from Mars…

Ok, I should make this clear from the start that this is NOT a post about Opportunity, or even Curiosity, taking an image of Earth from the surface of Mars. It’s inspired by an image NASA released a few days … Continue reading

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Opportunity roves on…

As she approaches the 13th – yes, 13th – anniversary of her landing on Mars, Opportunity is still going strong. As you can see from the following images, she’s now slowly but surely working her way back uphill, across terrain … Continue reading

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