Wheel up!

Wheel up!
Wheel up! Opportunity was hiking up this slope, slippery with soils and rubble, to get to targets on a bright outcrop that showed signs of having been etched by winds, presumably coming up from the floor of Endeavour Crater. As the ‘bot finished her climb on October 25, 2017, she popped her second wheelie of the month, this time with her rear left wheel, and brought a little excitement to the doldrums of winter. Author, astronomy outreach educator, and contributor to The Planetary Society’s Amateur Space Images Archive, Stuart Atkinson processed this view from raw images that the rover sent home. Atkinson has followed this rover’s journey for years in his The Road to Endeavour. NASA / JPL-Caltech / S. Atkinson

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