Monthly Archives: December 2010

A rocky wonderland…

Not a long post today, I’m jjust going to invite you to click on this image and then spend a while exploring the northern wall of Santa Maria crater…

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A familiar place…

Ah… looking at that image, which is a view looking back towards the crater, showing her own wheel tracks leading up to its edge, it seems that Oppy has backed away from Santa Maria in anticipation of driving on to a … Continue reading

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So, how big IS Santa Maria..?

All these pictures I’ve been posting… very pleased with them, ‘cos they’re so pretty, and hopefully dramatic sometimes, too… but they don’t really give you a sense of scale, do they? They don’t really show the true size of Santa … Continue reading

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Back again…

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good Christmas and is now looking forward to the New Year celebrations, too. Well, I was completely wrong, and some new images did come back on Christmas Day, so here are a couple … Continue reading

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‘Twas Christmas Eve…

…and all over the internet Mars- and rover-enthusiasts are still shaking their heads in disbelief at just how slap-across-the-face impressive Santa Maria crater has turned out to be. From orbit it looked, well, interesting, but the images being sent back … Continue reading

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Catching up…

Apologies (if anyone’s actually bothered, or has missed my updates, haha!) for the lack of posts the past couple of days, but I’ve been very busy, what with work, lunar eclipses and earthquakes (no, really, we had an ‘earthquake’ here … Continue reading

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The Glory of Santa Maria…

The latest batch of images to come back from Oppy have, I think it’s safe to say, confirmed that Santa Maria was definitely worth stopping off at on our way to Endeavour. This crater, which looks so small and average … Continue reading

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