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Taking it easy…

14 Jul 2017, 06:53 UTC
Taking it easy…
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Opportunity isn’t going anywhere for a while, not with solar conjunction just around the corner, so she’s taking it easy, just hanging out on Mars, as you do, taking lots of photos, as you would…
Quick catch-up of the most recent pictures I’ve created from the raw images sent back by Oppy…

While I was making that second image there I was struck by the difference in scale between images sent back by two different space missions on the same day. As Oppy was sending back those images of tiny pieces of grit and stone on the surface of Mars, as seen through its microscope camera, the JUNO mission was sending back its long-awaited images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a storm which is bigger than our whole planet…

As I’ve said many times, one of the great things about being “into” space and this stuff is that it gives you perspective…

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