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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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Remembering Spirit…

Thirteen years ago an incredible adventure – and an incredible journey – began on Mars, as the Mars Exploration Rover “Spirit” fell out of a salmon pink sky and bounced to a standstill on the surface of the Red Planet. … Continue reading

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Rovers Rocking On…

Quick update about what Oppy is up to… Opportunity has now left Marathon Valley behind, and is working her way back up-slope en-route to The Still Unnamed Gully, which is her next major science destination. No doubt on the way … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago…

This blog has just celebrated a rather special anniversary. The first “Road To Endeavour” post appeared on December 4th, 2008, eight years ago. A the time I didn’t really think Opportunity would make it through another two or three years, … Continue reading

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The colours of Mars…

Mars is a beautiful planet – well, I think so anyway. Nature painted it with an artist’s  palette of rusty reds, caramel browns and salmon pinks, and every image taken by a rover trundling around the surface or a by … Continue reading

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