Monthly Archives: July 2011

So close to Cape York now we can almost taste it…!

Look where Oppy is – just LOOK where she is!! She’s now just 250m or so from the southern end of Cape York – in fact, if she turned sharply to the left, she’d only have to drive 201m and … Continue reading

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Down to work…

It looks like Oppy has chosen an area of the rocky outcrop to study in detail… Here’s the view in 3D… Close-up of the outcrop itself… Oppy is now enjoying a beautiful view of Endeavour. She can see the ‘Tribulation … Continue reading

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Time to pause and catch our breath…

After her “full steam ahead!” assault on Endeavour Crater, Oppy is, it seems, going to stop at a rocky outcrop – probably the last ‘rocky outcrop’ of any size she’ll study – to take a rest and catch her breath … Continue reading

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Catching up with Scott…

Yet again, Mars rover driver/Road to Endeavour friend / all-round heroic guy Scott Maxwell has taken time out of his crazily-busy schedule to talk to me about what’s happening with Oppy at this exciting time. Lots of great info here, so … Continue reading

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Cape York calls…

Oppy is now just 700m – less than a kilometre!!! – from Cape York, her ‘landfall’ on the rim of Endeavour Crater. We can now see the top of Cape York above the eastern horizon, looking like a long, low … Continue reading

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Cape York sighted!!! (Probably…!)

Great excitement yesterday amongst Mars Rover fans, as the latest batch of images returned by Oppy appeared to show something new, and interesting… something in just the right place to be the very highest points of Cape York peeping above … Continue reading

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Look at THAT…!!!!

A whole new batch of raw images came down from Oppy today, images taken through red, green and blue filters, allowing MER fans like yours truly to turn the rough n ready black and white pictures into colour pictures, and … Continue reading

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Closer… closer…

Oppy is now less than 300m away from “Approach Crater”, and her long-anticipated first views of both Cape York and the lower reaches of the hills on the far, eastern side of Endeavour Crater… See that yellow brick road line … Continue reading

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Creeping closer to Cape York…

Oh, Oppy is so close to Cape York now, so close…! Here’s her latest position plotted on Google Mars, courtesy of UMSF’s Teseheiner… Oppy is now less than 400m away from the point in the landscape – represented by the … Continue reading

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What’s that “bump”..?

Great excitement at “Road to Endeavour” mission control this morning, when, for a short time I thought I’d spotted Cape York peeping above the far horizon..! Now I’m not so sure, in fact I’m pretty sure what I spotted is … Continue reading

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