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Opportunity and the 2018 Dust Storm

Typical. TYPICAL. I go away for a week – up to the beautiful Isle of Skye to take in some museums, castles and white sandy beaches – and after virtually ignoring her for years and years the rest of the … Continue reading

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Hang in there, Oppy…

Opportunity is facing something of a challenge at the moment. As you can see from the graphic I’ve created below – using images taken by ace astrophotographer Damian Peach, it appears that a big dust storm is brewing up on … Continue reading

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On a roll…

Apologies *again* for lack of updates recently, but my recent (second) knee operation didn’t go quite as planned so I’ve been cutting down on writing for a while and just taking it easy. Much better now, and so it’s catch-up … Continue reading

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Still here…

OK, hands up, who thought the blog has folded? No, no… I’ve just been busy with writing work, “work” work, and getting ready for my second (and hopefully final) knee operation later this week. So the blog has had to … Continue reading

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Some new views…

Hope no-one thought the blog had folded, so soon after the historic 5000th Sol! No, I’ve just been AFK (Google it, kids!) for the past three weeks and unable to access, process or post images. But home again now so … Continue reading

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Catching up with Opportunity…

Just a quick catch post up this time – a look at some of the images Opportunity has been sending back since Sol 5000, which seems a long time ago now, doesn’t it? Opportunity is slowly working her way down … Continue reading

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Oppy marches on…

Well, trundles on… 🙂 With Sol 5000 and her historic selfie behind her, Opportunity is just getting on with her day job of doing amazing science on Mars as she explores Perseverance Valley. Here are the latest colourised picture I’ve … Continue reading

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