Monthly Archives: March 2017

Perseverance Valley Beckons…

Apologies for the past week’s lack of posts (if anyone noticed, out there!), I’ve been away stargazing from the middle of a forest in the middle of the back of beyond of nowhere. Back now, and time to catch up… … Continue reading

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Another day, another drive…

Opportunity continues to make progress towards the gully. Although we can’t see it – it’s just over the local horizon – it’s calling to Oppy now, as she steadily works her way down-slope. On the plain below we can now … Continue reading

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Red – and slightly less red – Mars…

So, while waiting for the latest images to come back from Opportunity (where will she have driven to since the last downlink? Closer to the gully? Down onto the Plain? Can’t wait to find out!) I decided to have another … Continue reading

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The road ahead – in colour…

I was off work last Friday and Saturday – Friday because I was not in on the rota, Saturday because I was laid up with a leg injury which meant I literally couldn’t walk – so I split the time … Continue reading

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Moving on…

…but I’ll be honest, I’m not quite sure where Opportunity has moved on *to*, after seeing the latest images to come back, and Peggy seems confused too… After the most recent drive I expected Opportunity would send back new images … Continue reading

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The Gully Beckons…

Opportunity is now enjoying a quite remarkable view of Endeavour Crater and the Meridiani Plain around it. Here’s my best effort at rendering that view by stitching together a number of individual pancam frames taken yesterday… Just look at that… … Continue reading

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Opportunity steams south…

Having finally emerged from the valleys Opportunity is now heading south along the summit of Cape Tribulation, and the view is really opening up ahead of her. Once again we can see the far horizon, and can look down on, … Continue reading

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