Monthly Archives: May 2010

When we get there…

Oppy is, as everyone knows by now, at least another year’s drive away from Endeavour Crater. If we’re honest, the chances of her actually reaching the crater are slim: every day has the potential to bring her to a grinding … Continue reading

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Turning east..?

Has Oppy FINALLY turned east and started to actually head TOWARDS Endeavour, instead of zig-zagging her way south-east-south as she has been doing these past weeks and months? Maybe! If you look at these Google Mars maps showing Oppy’s route … Continue reading

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In the fading light…

Hmmm. It looks like the sky’s getting a little dim and dusty above Oppy… Here’s a picture of the faraway hills displayed on Exploratorium on Apr 28th… And here’s one of the latest images… That second picture definitely looks fuzzier, … Continue reading

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But… why?

… is Oppy travelling all the way to Endeavour crater? What’s so special about it? In a fascinating and insightful post on her blog for The Planetary Society, which you must read if you’ve any interest in Oppy’s trek across … Continue reading

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Revisiting old friends…

The past couple of days have seen hundreds and hundreds of images come back from Oppy – but very few of them were “new”. The rover has obviously been having a data dump of some sort, clearing out her memory, … Continue reading

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The Hills are (coming) alive…

… no, not with the sound of music, but with tantalising hints of detail, as Oppy edges towards them! The latest batch of images returned by the rover included 16 shots of the faraway hills, shots like this… …which look … Continue reading

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Slow progress through the dunes…

Oppy has been on the move again! Just a little, but enough to bring out some more detail in the terrain up ahead – and bring into view a quite beautiful spiral pattern on one of the dunes in front … Continue reading

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