Monthly Archives: August 2012

Oppy on the prowl…

While Curiosity makes her short test drives, across the grit-covered floor of Gale Crater, taking beautiful – if camouflaged – images of Mt Sharp and its spectacular geological features, on the other side of Mars, almost ignored by the media … Continue reading

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Oppy climbing again..?

Some new images came back this morning, and I *think* they show that Oppy is climbing back up the sloping flank of Cape York towards a ridge, or an area of several ridges. That’s what this pic of wheeltracks suggests … Continue reading

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Busy as ever…

Although the media spotlight is still well and truly shining on “Curiosity”, on the other side of Mars, “Opportunity” is still as busy as ever on the edge of the huge Endeavour crater, working her way down the eastern flank … Continue reading

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Heading for Tribulation…

Opportunity really is making good progress down the eastern side of Cape York, and I’m sure Cape Tribulation is looking larger and closer now! Some new images came back today showing that Oppy is now driving down a very, VERY … Continue reading

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Opportunity roves on…

While the world’s new crop of Mars maniacs and space enthusiasts celebrate the historic First Drive of the Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” in Gale Crater, halfway around Mars the Mars Exploration Rover “Opportunity” is continuing to do what she does … Continue reading

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Another meteorite for Oppy’s collection…?

Well, Oppy scooted RIGHT past that outcrop I showed in the previous post, so there’ll be no close-ups of those rocks, but I’m sure that’s because the team have identified better outcrops further south along the flank of Cape York. … Continue reading

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Outcrop ahead…!

Oppy might be about to open an exciting new chapter in her adventure at Cape York. Having driven down to, over and past Whim Creek, she is now heading down the eastern flank of the Cape, roving from crater to … Continue reading

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Onwards, Oppy…

While the newly-arrived “Curiosity” rover stands still at her landing site in Gale Crater, having her systems checked out in preparation for her long-awaited first drive, on the other side of Mars Opportunity is roving onwards, making her way down … Continue reading

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On the move again…

See? Told you I’d be back! :-) In my absence, Curiosity has started sending back images from Gale Crater, and you can see some of them over on my “Gale Gazette” blog if you like, though they’re everywhere on the … Continue reading

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Oppy – alone no more…

There are now two rovers on Mars. Yesterday morning (UK time) the Mars Science Laboratory CURIOSITY touched down safely on Mars, and the internet almost melted with excitement. For the first time in years, Oppy has company on the red … Continue reading

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