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The anniversary approaches…

Not long to go now until the 14th anniversary of Opportunity’s landing on Mars, and obviously there’ll be a big post here then to celebrate that. In the meantime, here’s another round-up of my latest processed images, showing the channels … Continue reading

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At Year’s End…

So, here we are, the last day of 2017… and Opportunity is still with us, still exploring, still roving on Mars. In January it will be 14 years since she landed on the Red Planet… 14 years… amazing… For a … Continue reading

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Catching up again…

Apologies for the break in posting (if anyone noticed!), just been crazy busy with writing commitments and also Oppy’s view hasn’t been changing much to be honest. Time for a quick catch up today tho.. So, our brave gal – … Continue reading

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Sol 4,893…

A short “catch up” post just to reassure you all that this blog hasn’t folded; I’ve just been stupidly busy this past month, which included a two week-long camping/stargazing expedition… All is well, it was just a pause to do … Continue reading

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Opportunity – still roving…

I do a lot of astronomy and space exploration Outreach work – talks, observing nights etc – and it will surprise none of you to learn that one of the subjects I talk most about is Mars. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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Two views of Mars…

Browsing the always-brilliant “Midnight Planets” website earlier I found quite a few images – sent back by Opportunity and Curiosity – that could be stitched together to make panoramic views… so I stitched them together to make panoramic views… 😉 … Continue reading

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2017 9-11 Anniversary

Today, on the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, it’s good to remember that both Mars Exploration Rovers were fitted with small pieces of the wreckage from the fallen World Trade Centres, as tributes to those who were murdered. Today, … Continue reading

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