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NASA time-lapse shows Opportunity rover's 11yr Mars journey in 8 minutes (VIDEO)

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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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NASA's Opportunity rover has roamed more than 26 miles across Mars over the past 11 years – and now you can watch its epic journey in just eight minutes, thanks to a time-lapse video released by the space agency.

The time-lapse documents Opportunity's marathon across the Red Planet with a series of images captured by its cameras between January 2004 and April 2015.



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Wow! What else can i say other than this video is Epic !

How lucky are we to be able to see such a thing !

I feel honored .


kap.

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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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That was freaking awesome, one steady piece of machinery still going strong, good job


Got very thirsty for some reason


Thanks OP



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 03:54 PM
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Wow! What else can i say other than this video is Epic !


Play the Benny Hill theme song while watching the video...it makes everything better.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: Kapusta

What is that wreckage the rover comes across at 1.08 ???



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: combatmaster
a reply to: Kapusta

What is that wreckage the rover comes across at 1.08 ???


yeah I saw that ! , I was wondering my self , Maybe a member who has knowledge of this can enlighten us.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: combatmaster
a reply to: Kapusta

What is that wreckage the rover comes across at 1.08 ???


The heat shield from Opportunity's entry vehicle.

Here is a link to Sol 335 Pan Cam images showing the heat shield and the springs on the surface:

Opportunity Panoramic Cam Sol 335

There are multiple images of the heat shield taken from about Sol 322 to about Sol 344.


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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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it really looked like it took some serious damage and melted the heck out of it .



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:03 PM
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Awesome video! Thanks for posting!

I'm curious what this is in the middle of the pic. Could be rocks but Idk.. Looks kinda tall for a random rock pile.

Upper middle, close to the horizon..




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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 07:41 PM
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That was Sol 3966. Here is a larger version of what might be that image:

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Opportunity Front Hazard Cam Image, Sol 3966


Here's a picture taken on the next Sol (3967) using the Front Hazard Camera. It looks like rocks.

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OPportunity Navigation Cam Image, Sol 3967


And here is an image from Sol 3968 from the Panoramic camera:

Source:
Opportunity Panoramic Cam Image, Sol 3968



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Thanks for the clarification bud! The bigger picture definitely helps.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 08:57 PM
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wow, it almost looks fake!



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

ty for posting those images



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:28 AM
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Maybe the video should come with an epilepsy warning as there is a lot of flicker and jumping between frames. I think the idea and concept is great, things are just moving a bit too fast for my preference.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 02:08 AM
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originally posted by: kwakakev
Maybe the video should come with an epilepsy warning as there is a lot of flicker and jumping between frames. I think the idea and concept is great, things are just moving a bit too fast for my preference.


yeah it is a bit jumpy because it's a compilation of pics .

But hey I feel fortunate enough to even be able to see them , Imagine all the people who didn't get to see it ...

just saying



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 06:47 AM
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This is one of the best videos i have ever seen . Phenomenal ! So much science being done, so much data being collected. Beautifukl



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