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Time to rest…

Opportunity is spending solar conjunction having a well-deserved rest from roving, and is spending her time just looking around and taking in the view from the top of Perseverance Valley. So, not much to report but a few new pictures … Continue reading

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Taking it easy…

Opportunity isn’t going anywhere for a while, not with solar conjunction just around the corner, so she’s taking it easy, just hanging out on Mars, as you do, taking lots of photos, as you would… Quick catch-up of the most … Continue reading

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Welcome to Perseverance Valley…

So. Here we are. Having landed in Eagle Crater in January 2004, in a cosmic “hole in one”… having then driven to and into the beautiful Victoria Crater… having then trekked across the vast dune sea of Meridiani Planum, passing … Continue reading

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Mars goes to sleep…

Well, not literally. I don’t mean the planet itself is going to nod off – but the rovers trundling around on it are certainly about to grab a coffee, put their feet up and take it easy for a while. … Continue reading

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Here’s a good parking spot…

I hope you like this view… …because it’s not going to change for the next few weeks. Opportunity has now parked up for a while so we’ll be seeing a lot of similar-looking images during that time. But that;s okay, … Continue reading

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Opportunity Enters Perseverance Valley

After carrying out a detailed “walkabout” study of the terrain at the entrance to Perseverance Valley during the past few weeks, it seems that Opportunity has finally trundled over the edge and started to drive down into the valley. We … Continue reading

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Opportunity on walkabout…

Time (at last!) for an update on what Opportunity has been up to as she prepares to drive down into Perseverance Valley. Since the last post, Oppy’s team has been working hard to resolve the issue with the front wheel … Continue reading

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