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Opportunity Completes Her First Marathon

Well, she did it. And why did we ever doubt she would? After a lot of very careful and intense measuring and number-crunching, it has been confirmed by NASA that two days ago, on day 3,968 of her proposed 90 … Continue reading

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Just a pile of rocks…

…is how someone described the following picture to me when I showed it to them. “So…? It’s just a pile of rocks…” And I suppose, to be fair, that is just what it looks like, right? Just a big old … Continue reading

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Has Opportunity’s “time passed”? Hell no.

I’m not getting much shut eye at the moment – combination of lots of editing work to do, a huge partial solar eclipse public viewing event to plan, and a cat that seems to take a cruel delight in jumping … Continue reading

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Around the rugged rocks the restless rover ran…

In the past few days Opportunity has been scooching up closer, ever closer, to the entrance to Marathon Valley, pausing briefly to take a close-up look of some of the rocks she’s found bordering the valley, piled up on the … Continue reading

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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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