Monthly Archives: February 2010

“Rover in Wonderland” – the poetry of martian geology

I think you all know by now that I love Mars.┬áThis blog kind of gives that away! :-) But if you’re new readers of my writing you might not know that I am often moved to write poetry about Mars, … Continue reading

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A selection of stones…

Some really nice views came back from Oppy today. I’m not going to attenpt any scientific interpretation of these pics, just share them with you… :-) Put ‘em together and whaddya get..? Couple of nice 3D views, too… And if … Continue reading

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Tootling along…

Oppy is continuing to drive around Concepcion Crater, and today some new images appeared on Exploratorium. Nothing too dramatic, but still worth looking at… I think today’s best image was this one, showing the distant hills… Those hills really are … Continue reading

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Rocks, rocks everywhere…

Another day and another selection of super sharp-edged and gateau-layered rocks for us all to drool over… Please click on the following images to bring up larger versions… Oppy seems to be concentrating on the rocks which show some of … Continue reading

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New views of Concepcion

Yesterday’s downlink of images from Oppy included some really nice Left and Right pairs that enabled me to make some new – and very detailed – 3D images. I hope you all enjoy walking around these scattered, jumbled rocks… This … Continue reading

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More remarkable rocks…

Some more images came back from Oppy today that I was able to turn into colour views… feast your eyes on this latest selection of startling stones…! I’m not even going to BEGIN to try and make sense out of … Continue reading

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Farewell, Chocolate Hills…

Oppy has finished her studies of the Chocolate Hills, and has moved off to the left, resuming her circumnavigation of Concepcion Crater. She’s now close to the most obvious “ray” of impact debris, or ejecta, that streaks away from the … Continue reading

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Sharp and Strange…

… is how I’d describe two rocks I spotted on the latest images to come back from Oppy, as she takes a god hard look at the north side of Concepcion Crater before moving on around it… First, look at … Continue reading

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The Hills in all their glory…

Some new images came back from Oppy yesterday that FINALLY allowed me to make a full, higher-resolution portrait of the (now famous) “Chocolate Hills”. If you click on the image below you’ll see a much bigger version appear, which will … Continue reading

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Update…

Not a lot of news to share with you all, to be honest; Oppy is still where she was the last time I posted, and is still studying the Chocolate Hills and the other rocks near to them. So I’ll … Continue reading

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