Monthly Archives: November 2009

More Marquette…

Some new views of Marquette Island… Look out for some close-up images of the surface of this rock, taken with Oppy’s microscope imager, within a few days I’d say…

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Oppy on tour around “Marquette”…

Oppy is now driving slowly around “Marquette Island”, imaging it as she goes, carrying out a detailed photographic survey of the great slab of rock. Here are the latest views – remember to click on each image to bring up … Continue reading

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“Marquette” in colour…

WOW!!! Click on that picture to bring up a larger version… (by the way, I’m not claiming that’s ‘natural’ or ‘real’ colour… it kind of is, but I’ve messed about with enhanced and tweaked it to make it look more, … Continue reading

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Meet “Marquette”…

Well, here we are… our first detailed look at “Marquette Island”… Hmmm… that looks nothing like a meteorite to me – it looks more like a paving slab that’s fallen onto the ground after coming off a passing truck! No, seriously, … Continue reading

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Approaching “Marquette Island”…

Slowly but surely, Oppy is trundling towards “Marquette Island”, a big block of dark.. something… standing on the dusty Meridiani Plain like a sculpture… Here’s my first approximately true colour colourisation… (click on it to make it larger, as usual)… And … Continue reading

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“Marquette Island” ahoy!

That, my friends, is “Marquette Island”, the latest block spotted by Oppy as she heads south on her long, long trek to Endeavour Crater! What it is, we don’t know… yet… we’re not close enough yet. It looks a lot … Continue reading

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Naming Oppy’s meteorites

Why are all the meteorites spotted by Oppy called something Island? I’ve the answer over on my CUMBRIAN SKY blog… http://cumbriansky.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/whats-in-a-name-2 :-)

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