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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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Opportunity on Sol 5000

Well… it was a safe bet that the MER team would mark Opportunity’s 5000th sol on Mars with something special, but we had no idea just how special a trick they had up their sleeves until late yesterday evening, when … Continue reading

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SOL 5000

At just after 1.20 this morning, I watched the date and time on the “Mars Clock” app tick-over from Sol 4999 23.59 to Sol 50000 00.00 and (after several practice attempts!) took this historic screen-grab… Look at that. She did … Continue reading

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Sol 5000… ALMOST there…!

Well, that’s annoying… I was expecting to be writing a post today celebrating Opportunity reaching 5000 sols on Mars – but the NASA MER website is wrong. Yes, read that again: The. NASA. MER. Website. Is. Wrong. Based on the … Continue reading

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One sol to go…

Look at that… look at that number… Sol 4999… that screen-grab was taken just a few hours ago off the official NASA MER website, and is confirmation that Opportunity is now just one day/sol away from marking her 5000th day … Continue reading

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