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Catching up with Oppy…

Apologies for the lack of posts recently but I have to leave my laptop sometime! Over the weekend I was AFK (look it up, kids…!) at an astronomy camp up in Northumberland, and wasn’t really able to access images or … Continue reading

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Closer to the Valley…

Slowly but surely, Opportunity is closing in on the entrance to Marathon Valley. The latest images to come down show she has moved closer to the edge of the valley, and is now seeing more of the slopes, boulders and … Continue reading

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A magical place…

I’ve been writing this blog a long time… a loooooooooooooooong time… and seen, and made, a lot of Opportunity’s images of Mars in that time. Being totally honest, some days the images leave me feeling a bit “Hmmmm, ok…” and … Continue reading

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Towards Marathon Valley…

Having conquered Cape Tribulation, and looked down in triumph from its summit, Opportunity is now descending again, rolling southwards, heading for the entrance to Marathon Valley, where it’s possible some of her most rewarding and spectacular science yet might be … Continue reading

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Eleven Years On Mars

Eleven years ago today, having already celebrated the arrival of the MER rover “Spirit” on Mars, countless thousands of people around the world held their breath as they followed the landing of her sister rover. I remember it like it … Continue reading

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Onwards, Oppy, onwards…

Opportunity didn’t stay to catch her breath at the summit of Cape Tribulation for long. She’s already driven a little further onwards, heading south towards Marathon Valley. But before she set off, like any good hiker would, she took some … Continue reading

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Tribulation Conquered

She did it. Opportunity did it. She reached the top of Cape Tribulation, and is now looking down from the summit, with gorgeous views of the rim of Endeavour on the farside of the crater and of her tracks leading … Continue reading

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