Monthly Archives: October 2011

On the edge of Cape York… again…?

Well, I wasn’t expecting that… the latest images from Oppy suggest that she has taken quite a hike to the left/west, and is now back on the edge of Cape York, and almost sitting on the rubbley gravelly band of … Continue reading

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Oppy making tracks…

Just a handful of new pics today, but four were just crying-out to be stitched together into a panoramic mosaic, showing Oppy’s progress up Cape York, so here you go… Now, if ever there was a panorama that screamed out … Continue reading

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Oppy pushes north…

Another sol, another drive north for Oppy! She’s now skirting around the summit – if you can call it that! – of Cape York, and can see the Meridiani Plain to the north of the Cape, but her view of … Continue reading

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Edging closer to Winter Haven…

The latest images to appear on the Exploratorium website show that Oppy is slowly but surely edging her way around to the north-facing slopes at the northern end of Cape York. They show… well, they show precious little actually! The … Continue reading

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Ridge running…

Reminder: click on images to enlarge them! :-) Oppy is now making her way northwards up Cape York, effectively following a ridge that runs up the centre of the northern part of the rocky “island” on the edge of Endeavour … Continue reading

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Update…

So, thanks to the ever-generous Scott we now know where Oppy is heading, in the hope of finding a solar panel-friendly “Winter Haven” north-facing slope where she can spend the cold winter months. She’s heading here… And where *exactly* will … Continue reading

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Planning for Winter – a(nother) chat with Scott

As Oppy continues to head north, scouting for suitable places to spend the imminent winter, a lot of us are wondering just what the plans are for the forseeable future, and where she might end up. Who better to ask … Continue reading

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Oppy’s Tour of Cape York continues…

It’s pretty clear now that Oppy is carrying out a recce of Cape York in advance of parking-up for the winter, driving past potential science targets – some of which which she will probably return to later – in favour … Continue reading

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Say hello to “Sheba”…

Oppy finally has some nice new rock to look at; she’s sidled-up to a small outcrop of rock which has been named (provisonally, all these features are named provisionally, but I’ve yet to hear of any being cahnged, to be … Continue reading

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The call of the north…

Right, make yourself a cup of coffee and settle down in front of your computer; we’ve some catching up to do. Remember how I reported the other day that Oppy was going to be stopping at the Shoemaker Ridge and … Continue reading

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