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The 22km wide Endeavour Crater  – one of three images sent back from Mars by NASA’s Opportunity Rover this week, processed by Jason Major.

The rover’s mission was originally designed to last 90 days. 

13 years later, it’s still trundling around the red planet, taking snaps.

Mmf.

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Every month, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), launched in 2005, sends images back to Earth.

A recent batch of more than 1,000 photographs coincided with the Martian equinox when the sun shone directly onto the planet’s equator, revealing clear views of a surprisingly diverse, multicoloured terrain normally shrouded in darkness.

View the complete image set here.

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How Mars might look with water

Water flows on Mars apparently.

Great

Now can we go back to the moon?

[slow-motion pause]

FIGHT!

NASA seems poised to announce water flows on Mars (CNN)

 

Oh.


The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) – mounted on a turret at the end of the Curiosity rover’s robotic arm, had its dust cover removed over the weekend and is now officially in action. Among the first pictures that NASA engineers took were a series of views of the rover’s undercarriage

The above composite was then stitched together by blogger Astro0 at Unmanned Space Fight.

Phwooar.

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With the Curiosity Rover making its first trip today, we bring you this wonderful powered LEGO model of the rover created by Will Gorman and Doug Moran.

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