Monthly Archives: August 2011

Rocky revelation..

Ok, listen. If you haven’t got a pair of 3D glasses yet, this is the post that will make you finally go and find a pair, because although there are some standard 2D images in it – which are pretty … Continue reading

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In praise of rock

Over the past few days I’ve been posting colour images of some of the various large rocks and boulders scattered around the huge, flat-topped, slab-like rock “Tisdale 2″ which Oppy is currently studying. Those images have taken a lot of … Continue reading

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The rocks of Spirit Point

Some more colour filtered pancam images came back today, allowing me to make another couple of “colourised portraits” of rocks close to Oppy… That’s *most* of Tisdale 3, and here’s the distinctly odd-looking Tisdale 5… I must be honest, it’s … Continue reading

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Rocky round-up…

A nice big bagful of new images have come back from Oppy, showing us, for the first time, some of the big rocks around Tisdale (actually, we should call it “Tisdale 2″ as there are two other Tisdales close to … Continue reading

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Tisdale in close-up…

I’ve finally managed to make enough sense of three of the MI images of Tisdale to assemble them into a single mosaic… here it is…

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Oppy taking her time interrogating Tisdale…

Hello again, all! Haven’t posted for a couple of days because there hasn’t been an awful lot to post about, to be honest. Oppy has been parked up in front of Tisdale and getting down to some serious scientific study … Continue reading

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Welcome “New Scientist” readers…

Just a quick note to say “Hello and welcome!” to any readers of the popular “New Scientist” magazine, who might have wandered over here after reading about this blog in an Opinion article in last week’s issue. I hope you … Continue reading

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“Ridout” and “Kyeemagh” revisited…

More images have come back from Oppy, and it looks like she;s having a bit of a memory “clear out” to make way for new pictures: among the images that came back today are some of “Ridout”, the Big Rock … Continue reading

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Down to work…

The latest images taken by the rover’s forward facing Hazcams sow that Oppy has now rolled close enough to “Tisdale” to allow her to begin studying the big rock with the suite of instruments mounted on the end of her … Continue reading

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Edging towards Tisdale…

Oppy is making her way slowly but surely towards that big flat-topped slab of rock called “Tisdale”. When she reaches it, I expect her to spend some time there, studying it in detail, because it’s easily one of the most … Continue reading

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