Monthly Archives: December 2011

As 2012 approaches…

Firstly – welcome back, everyone! Hope you all had a *fantastic* Christmas! 2012 is just over there now, on the horizon, peeking at us coyly, and soon 2011 will be consigned to history. As she enters the final days of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Not expecting an awful lot more back from Oppy over the next few days (famous last words; just watch, there’ll be a huge downlink tonight!!) so figure now is as good a time as any to thank all of you … Continue reading

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Gazing at distant hills…

Oppy continues to just tick along, parked up at the summit of Cape York, drinking in the view. Not a lot to tell you this time, just a couple of new images to share with you. Firstly, a close-up of … Continue reading

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A fascinating place…

Oppy – and by the way, yes, I will continue to call her “Oppy”, and if anyone doesn’t like that I suggest they go elsewhere – is right where we left her, standing at the top of Cape York, taking … Continue reading

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All quiet on Cape York…

Again, not much to report, sorry; Oppy’s just been taking it easy up there on the summit of Cape York, doing sciency…stuff..that doesn’t produce any beautiful images for me to show you. It’ll be this way until after Christmas I … Continue reading

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Taking it easy…

Oppy’s long-overdue and well-deserved rest continues. No driving again, so a chance to just catch-up with science activities, such as taking close-up images of the rocks around and beneath her. Above: a two frame mosaic of the surface of the … Continue reading

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Hurrah for Homestake..!

So. Last night was The Big Announcement from the MER team, attending a big science bash in San Francisco, about just why “Homestake” had got them all as giddy as schoolgirls spotting their favourite popstar. I’m not sure how many … Continue reading

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