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 to me, anyway…

And what is our intrepid explorer geologist heading towards now..? This…

Are the MER science team sniffing some of those phylosillicates up yonder? Should be an interesting few days…! :-)

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2 Responses to Oppy climbing again..?

  1. Mike Davies says:

    Long time follower of this blog and also the UMSF blogs for MER and MSL. Many thanks.

    Seems like we are now back to within 200 meters of the lineations on the south end of Cape York, which were remotely veiwed on the way North. You referred to these as “the Tardis” on UMSF and there was some speculation by folks on what they were.

    At the time we did not know we’d find gypsum at the north end of Cape York, but maybe these are more likely broad gypsum veins, suitable for RAT activities? A likely short term destination now?

    • phoenixpics says:

      Thanks Mike, appreciate the kind words :-) I hope they’ll go and take a look at the “grid” of brighter lines higher on the Cape, too.

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