Monthly Archives: June 2011

Watching the skyline…

No, not the “aliens invade the world and hoover them up into their spaceships” movie of last year, which was panned by critics (unfairly, I thought, there were some nice scenes in it…just good, epic escapist stuff…why can’t people just … Continue reading

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Cape York – first view soon?

No update for a few days, sorry – been working hard on my new book (not about Mars, sadly, that title in the series was already taken, but I’m trying hard to find a way to crow-bar some Mars into … Continue reading

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Vroooom!!!!

Sorry, I know that’s not a very subtle or scientific title for a post, but it pretty much sums up Oppy’s recent activities and progress. Remember that interesting-looking “cluster” of craters Oppy was heading towards a few sols ago? Well, … Continue reading

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Far behind us now…

A few sols ago, Oppy trundled past a crater which was christened “Gemini 5″. Pictures of it weren’t sent back at the time, but were kept in the queue for transmission later. They’ve now made it back to Earth, so … Continue reading

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Another monster drive..!

Wow. And that’s “Wow” with a capital “WO”. Oppy’s latest drive was another 160m or so, meaning she is now just a couple more good drives away from her next waypoint target, a cluster of small craters I’ve cunningly nicknamed … Continue reading

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Striking out for “Spirit Point”

Couple of days since my last update, so time to catch up… The big news is that we now have a name for the actual place on the rim of Endeavour, at Cape York, where Oppy will make “landfall” after … Continue reading

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The next crater…

As previously reported, Oppy is closing in on yet another crater. This latest “waypoint crater” – one of a number of such features Oppy is driving between as she heads towards Endeavour – is still 50m away but already we … Continue reading

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