Monthly Archives: April 2011

Two craters for the price of one…

Oppy’s most recent drive was a quite amazing 152 metres! She has now crossed a narrow patch of light bedrock, and is heading towards a pair of small craters. She should reach them sometime over the weekend, I think. Here’s … Continue reading

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The route to Cape York

Very interesting day today – NASA released a new “Mars Rover update“, and it featured a map. Nothing unusual there, but this map actually traces out a track between where Oppy is now and across Meridiani to the rim of … Continue reading

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A blast from the (not too distant) past…

26 days ago, as Oppy was departing Santa Maria, she took some pictures of a rather interesting looking rock the MER team christened “Unalaska”. Those images have finally gurgled down the Earth-Mars pipeline, enabling me to make a colour portrait … Continue reading

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Another crater ahead…

Well, two craters – actually, a small cluster of four or five craters. Here’s Oppy’s latest wide angle view, a mosaic of images taken on sol 2574 (just read that again… back in 2004 we were all crossing our fingers … Continue reading

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Just chugging along…

Nothing much to report at the moment, really. Oppy has slowed down a little in recent sols, and has just been chugging along, steadily heading south and east towards Endeavour. Around her – the vast, wide open plain of Meridiani, … Continue reading

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Hills almost close enough to touch…

I mentioned in the last post that some more images of the hills marking Endeavour’s western rim were were on their way back from Mars. Well, they made it back safely, I pottered about with them, and here’s the new … Continue reading

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Sizing up Cape York…

While we wait for a whole skip-load of colour filtered images showing Endeavour’s rim to come back from Mars, and following on from my recent post showing the new HiRISE portrait of Cape York, I thought it might be useful … Continue reading

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