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Opportunity almost on top of the world…

Overnight some new images came back from Opportunity showing that although she hadn’t trundled over it and onto higher, flatter ground, she had rolled right up to the top edge of the steep slope she has been edging up for … Continue reading

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Get on with it, Oppy…!

Alright, Opportunity, enough. Stop grandstanding and messing about, and just drive the last few metres up that slope and roll up onto the top of the hill so you can have a well-earned rest and we can all enjoy the … Continue reading

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One more push…

…and Opportunity should finally be out of the valleys and back up on top of Cape Tribulation; the latest images show she is just one good drive away from reaching the top of the slope she has been chugging up … Continue reading

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Different views…

Opportunity is continuing to work her way back up the eastern side of Cape Tribulation, in advance of going “over the top” and heading back down onto the Meridiani Plain, then rolling south at speed to The Gully. Here are … Continue reading

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Almost there…

I think, I think Opportunity is just about to reach the top of the hill… Meanwhile, Curiosity is sending back simply beautiful images from Gale Crater, showing a bewildering variety of rocks. I made the following mosaics by processing and … Continue reading

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Almost there, Opportunity…

Having just marked the 13th anniversary of her landing on Mars, Opportunity is now approaching the top of the slope she has been climbing for the past few weeks. It won’t be long now until she gets to the top … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Opportunity!

Opportunity has now been on Mars for 13 years – Earth years that is. I paid tribute to that achievement in the previous post, so not going to say all that again! Instead – before going AFK (look it up … Continue reading

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