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The first ever known extraterrestrial teenager, 13th anniversary of Opportunity on Mars
post Jan 25 2017, 05:16 PM
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I really hope this deserves a separate topic: Opportunity has become the first (known...) teenager from an alien planet! Sincere congratulations and huge thanks for teams responsible for MER missions! I remember the day of her landing and regularly check news and images. I do this almost every day. More than 13 years...

In cooperation with Dual Color, a small Polish company which deals with scientific illustrations and animations, and the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, we made a small gift to celebrate this amazing anniversary. I really hope you enjoy it smile.gif (you can download the comic in print resolution from here: http://www.dualcolor.pl/en/curiosity-opportunity.html).

Once again: big thanks for people involved in both missions and for all fans here for their amazing passion and skills in processing of images sent by MER rovers.

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post Jan 25 2017, 09:41 PM
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post Jan 27 2017, 03:15 AM
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A few will take this knowledge and use this power of a dream realized as a force for change, an impetus for further discovery to make less ancient dreams real.
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post Jan 27 2017, 07:54 AM
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I've been lurking and posting on this forum my entire adult life, and sometimes it still hits me just what they accomplished all those years ago with the hole in one at Eagle crater (and of course Gusev!). I do suspect that Oppy's time is over half over, sooner or later there will be a mechanical failure, or a faulty uplink command, or the overdue global dust storm finally hits...

...but I sure hope we see that gully before that happens!

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