Monthly Archives: June 2012

Almost there…

Almost where? Where has Oppy headed off to since you last visited? What’s going on?! Don’t panic, you’ve not missed anything. “Almost there” refers to a date,a mission milestone, not a place. Oppy is now *this* close to marking her … Continue reading

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Just ticking along…

Apologies for the lack of updates to RtE recently, but a combination of more problems with the sites that share the images from Opportunity, a busy time at work, and a general lack of news has conspired to mean that … Continue reading

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Rocky close-up…

Not an awful lot new to report, just a few more pictures to show you. It seems that Oppy has been taking a 360 degree panorama of the view from her current parking spot on the northern tip of Cape … Continue reading

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On the shoreline…

Ok, first, obviously Oppy hasn’t reached a real shoreline; I’m just using that term to refer to the bright northerm edge of Cape York, i.e. the ‘lip’ of the rocky island (again, not a real island… oh heck, digging myself … Continue reading

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Different views…

Things are still rather quiet for rover-watchers, as the flood of data that was being returned from Mars remains a trickle, thanks to problems with the Mars Odyssey probe, which orbits Mars and acts as a relay for Opportunity. When … Continue reading

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On the edge…

If you’ve been worried by the lack of updates recently, let me set your mind at rest. There’s nothing wrong with Oppy, she’s fine, there’s not a problem. But there has been a problem with the orbiting MARS ODYSSEY probe, … Continue reading

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Homestake revisited…

2,760 days after her landing on Mars, as she drove up the westernm side of Cape York, Opportunity spotted something very interesting on the surface of the Red Planet – a vein of light-coloured mineral, protruding from the ground. This … Continue reading

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