Meanwhile, On Mars


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.



32 thoughts on “Meanwhile, On Mars

    1. Lush

      Totally agree Millie. I get quite emotional thinking about the little fella trundling his way around the Red Planet, against all the odds.It’s all a bit stoic; like Rosetta on the asteroid and Cassini on Jupiter and Voyager, who just kept on going, and is still out there somewhere.

  1. petey

    speaking as a yank, NASA is a thing I’m proud of.
    also baseball, the national parks and forests, and social security.

    1. realPolithicks

      Baseball is a game that is killing itself. The Red Sox recently had three games in a row that lasted more than four hours….unwatchable.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        +1 lush

        Thought exactly the same thing. The rest he can have though. Can’t argue with any of that.

          1. Lush

            Don’t mind him Bertie; express yourself anyway you want.
            Bet you look very special in tightie whities.

          2. bertie "The Inexplicable Pleasure" blenkinsop

            Absolutely fab-u-lous.

            * looks in mirror, sees just captured Saddam Hussein staring back *

          3. Lush

            Wild eyes, hirsute and dishevelled.
            And leggings.
            It’s a ‘look’ alright.
            I’m intrigued.

    1. realPolithicks

      Its over in the top right hand of the photo, you can practically smell the poop from here.

  2. Increasing Displacement

    If only any product at all on earth worked so well…
    Imagine a car for life…just gets upgrades

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