Monthly Archives: December 2008

Close-up on Meridiani…

Some great close-ups of the layered rocks of Meridiani Planum are being sent back by Oppy now… here’s an anaglyph image I made by combining two raw images… just look at the detail visible on those plates and sheathes of … Continue reading

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Farewell Victoria…

Earlier today, over on Mark Carey’s Mars Rover blog and forum, Imagesmith hortonheardawho posted one of his rather excellent mosaic panoramas of Opportunity’s current view. And what was visible on the horizon, but Victoria Crater! Well, part of it, at … Continue reading

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If they gave me the keys…

… where would I drive Oppy to, once she reached the rim of Endeavour? Well, I’ve narrowed it down – I think – to two places. One is at the “top end” of the crater – so it would be … Continue reading

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Time for some colour…

Let’s add some colour to this amazing landscape… NOTE: this is purely Messing About in Photoshop, with layers and lighting, to make an unashamedly Pretty Picture. I’m not for one second suggesting these are “real colour” views of the crater … Continue reading

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I name you…

It’s occurred to me that I can’t just go on posting unlabelled pictures of sections of HiRISE images here; that will get very confusing very soon. What we need are some labels and some names – all of which are … Continue reading

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A closer look at Endeavour…

So, what’s all this fuss about Endeavour crater, then? Wasn’t Victoria Crater amazing enough? Well, yes, it was amazing, with all those capes and cliffs and bays, but Endeavour is much bigger and offers even more spectacular views, so that’s … Continue reading

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Welcome…

… to the “The Road To Endeavour”, a blog dedicated to following the ongoing mission of the Mars Exploration Rover ‘Opportunity’ as she explores the rim of the giant martian crater ‘Endeavour’! Opportunity – or “Oppy” as many rover enthusiasts … Continue reading

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