Monthly Archives: April 2012

A worthy destination..?

Hey… we’re now less than 100 days away from Curiosity’s landing on Mars… think about that…!! Meanwhile, actually ON Mars, Oppy has been busy the last few sols. Not so much moving about… not yet… but taking lots of images, … Continue reading

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Rocks and tracks…

Not a lot going on with Oppy at the moment, but every day more images of her surroundings are beamed back, allowing the MER team to both build up a very detailed picture of the rover’s workplace and also to … Continue reading

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Dinosaur bones and distant, dusty hills…

Ha! THAT got your attention, didn’t it?! :-) No, of course¬†Oppy hasn’t found dinosaur bones on Mars, don’t be silly. But she’s been taking some close up pictures of the surface with her MI microscopic imager that show little rocks … Continue reading

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Tracks and stones…

No news to pass on to you, so here’s my latest image processing work: a close-up view of the surface of Mars at Oppy’s location.

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Eyes down…

Not a lot to report, really. Oppy has been taking a load more images with her microscopic imager, but having tried in vain to stitch them together and ended up only with something that looks like it was painted by … Continue reading

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Looking ahead – and up…

I think – I *think* – the MER team are starting to think about where they’re going to send Oppy after her long winter exile on Greeley Haven finally ends. Yesterday Oppy spent a lot of time taking a series … Continue reading

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Making plans…

The month has just turned, so that means it’s time to read the latest MER Update by AJS Rayl, over at the Planetary Society. This month’s update is one of the most comprehensive EVER, with masses of information about what … Continue reading

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