Monthly Archives: March 2010

A better view of “San Antonio”…

Since you last visited, Oppy has moved a bit further around the “Twin craters” – now officially known as “San Antonio” – …and she now has a much better view of the double impact feature. Some detail from that panorama … Continue reading

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Arrival at “Twin Craters”

We’re here! That’s a colourised mosaic I made of three separate pancam images, taken by Oppy as she drove up to “Twin Craters” yesterday. At first glance, TC is, well, not that impressive, to be honest, but I think this … Continue reading

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Almost There…

Oppy is now a couple of drives away from Twin Craters, at most. Here’s the latest view… Wider-angle view… ..and if you look at it in 3D, you can see some tantalising detail and structure inside the closest of the … Continue reading

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Looking back at an old friend…

Yesterday NASA released a new image of Opportunity, taken from orbit by the magnificent HiRISE camera onboard the amazing Mars Reconaissance Orbiter. You can clearly see Oppy standing on the edge of Concepcion crater… Not sure which of those blurry, … Continue reading

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Approaching “The Twins”…

There hasn’t been much to report the past few days – Oppy has been slowly chugging her way towards the “Twin Craters” (proper name coming soon, I’m sure) – and the images sent back have been quite vague and featureless, … Continue reading

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Intermission…

While we wait for new images to come in, here’s a new astropoem I’ve written, inspired by Oppy, her travels so far, and her future… http://astropoetry.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/museum-peace Hope some of you like it :-)

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Concepcion – Gone, but not forgotten…

Oppy sent back a  load of “new” images the other day which turned out to be old images that hadn’t been sent back earlier. A lot of these were of Concepcion Crater, so let’s take a look… Rather gorgeous 3D … Continue reading

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Closing in on The Twins…

Oppy continues to head south towards the Twin Craters… today’s progress: So, what can Oppy actually see at the moment? Well, she can see a lot of this… Dunes… dunes in front, dunes behind, dunes on all sides… But wait, … Continue reading

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we –

No, we’re NOT there yet – “there” being the “Twin Craters” that are the next stop on Oppy’s trek across Meridiani Planum. She’s making good time as she heads south and away from Concepcion Crater, but it’ll be a good … Continue reading

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Into the Great Dune Sea… again…

Concepcion Crater is now just a memory for Oppy, a dark line visible over her shoulder… Way up ahead, quite a few days’ drive away – and no, I’m not going to try guessing or predicting how many! – is the … Continue reading

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