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Looking at Lindbergh…

Opportunity still hasn’t set off for the mouth of Marathon Valley yet, but it surely won’t be long now; the MER team has been enjoying a good long look at “Lindbergh”, a pile of shattered and cracked rocks in the … Continue reading

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Lindbergh looms large…

Opportunity is slowly making her way around the “Spirit of St Louis” crater, on her way towards the entrance to Marathon Valley. At the centre of the crater is a tall pile of rocks, “Lindbergh”, which looks a lot like … Continue reading

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A very special rock…

As you can imagine, I check the internet for new images from Opportunity every day – ok, a couple of times a day… ok, every few hours… and the other day a picture appeared on the fantastic “Midnight Planets” site … Continue reading

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Taking a breather…

Opportunity is still hanging around at the entrance to Marathon Valley, like a shy kid nervous about walking into a party… but the view she’s enjoying is nothing short of spectacular… Click on the image below to enlarge it and … Continue reading

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A fascinating place…

Having completed her FIRST marathon on Mars, Opportunity hasn’t started the drive towards Marathon Valley just yet. It seems the geology around the valley entrance is just too interesting to ignore. Oppy is now parked next to a raised outcrop … Continue reading

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Opportunity Completes Her First Marathon

Well, she did it. And why did we ever doubt she would? After a lot of very careful and intense measuring and number-crunching, it has been confirmed by NASA that two days ago, on day 3,968 of her proposed 90 … Continue reading

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Just a pile of rocks…

…is how someone described the following picture to me when I showed it to them. “So…? It’s just a pile of rocks…” And I suppose, to be fair, that is just what it looks like, right? Just a big old … Continue reading

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