Monthly Archives: October 2009

Where ARE we..?

If you’re wondering whereabouts we actually ARE on “The Road To Endeavour”, let me show you… Ok, so here’s Oppy’s “trek” so far – from her landing site at Eagle Crater, all those years ago, to where she is now, … Continue reading

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Oppy’s magnificent martian meteorites…

Just for fun – it’s not calibrated, or to scale, or anything fancy like that, ok? So no comments twining “That one’s too big!” or “That one’s too dark!” or “That shadow looks wrong!” – here’s a pic showing the … Continue reading

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Memories of Mackinac…

Mackinac is far behind Oppy now, but I felt moved to celebrate / commemorate their brief get-together with one of my astro-poems… please click on the image below to bring up a full size version you can read more easily, … Continue reading

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Farewell, Mackinac…

Opportunity has now sped away from “Mackinac”, the meteorite she’s been examining for a few sols, and is now heading west, towards what looks like a rather interesting crater. But before she departed for dunes new, Oppy took, and sent … Continue reading

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“Mackinac” in colour – finally!

Yaaay! Finally I can make a colour view of new meteorite “Mackinac”!Poor, poor little thing looks like it’s been really beaten up by the martian environment since it landed… Click on the picture to enlarge it.

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Oppy bags another meteorite…!

It seems that Opportunity has really been bitten by the meteorite-collecting bug! After investigating “Block Island” and then “Shelter Island” she’s now taking a look at another meteorite christened “Mackinac”. (Guess they ran out of good island names to use!*) … Continue reading

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Oppy taking in the sights of Shelter Island…

Opportunity has now driven almost all the way around the meteorite christened “Shelter Island” – and the ‘rear’ is, as I predicted, fascinating! This meteorite seems even more heavily eroded than ‘Block Island’, with lots of cavities, hollows carved out … Continue reading

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Oppy tours “Shelter Island”…

Opportunity is now taking a leisurely drive around the meteorite “Shelter Island”, photographing it as it goes. Here are my latest pics… 3D glasses need to view them (but you probably guessed that…!) I can’t wait to see the “rear” … Continue reading

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Oppy visits “Shelter Island”

Last week, after scooting away from the meteorite “Block Island” (see previous posts) so fast I was wondering if she’d spotted something yucky crawling around inside it, Oppy spotted another possible meteorite – a meteormight? :-) – up ahead… (top … Continue reading

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