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Impatient Oppy revving her engine…

The Mars rover Opportunity is clearly getting impatient to leave Victoria Crater and get on her way; today hundreds of images, old and new, came back to Earth, suggesting the rover is clearing her onboard computer’s memory of old pictures in preparation to start the long, loooong trek SE to Endurance Crater.

Here are a couple of 3D images I made, using some of those “raw” images… (please click on each one to bring up a full size version)

So, when will Oppy actually sety off for the Great Crater to the south? Maybe Sunday… watch this space 😉


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