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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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No rush…

Not much to see really from Opportunity recently, hence the lack of posts. She’s just idling down Perseverance Valley, taking her time, not rushing. Consequently the view hasn’t been changing much from day to day. But I’ve made a few … Continue reading

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Vera Rubin Ridge

While we wait for more images to come back from Opportunity, I thought you might like to see a panoramic mosaic I’ve processed out of around 50 images sent back by the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity. This is a view … Continue reading

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Looking around…

Now out of her solar conjunction radio silence, Opportunity is sending back some really nice views of the interior of Endeavour crater, as she starts to edge her way down Perseverance Valley. Unfortunately, most of these simply refuse to stitch … Continue reading

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Mars calling Earth… Mars calling Earth…

Images have started to come back from Opportunity (and Curiosity) again, so it seems that the latest “solar conjunction” is over and the phone lines between Earth and Mars are open again. For the past couple of weeks the Sun … Continue reading

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