Monthly Archives: September 2012

A fascinating place…

I hope you all like the view Oppy has at the moment, because we’re going to be here for a while yet. The geology of, and around, these outcrops is clearly so intriguing and fascinating that the MER team has … Continue reading

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Anything Curiosity can do…

Oppy can do too! Around the other side of Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, has been taking pictures of Mars’ twin moons, Phobos and Deimos, transiting – or crossing- the face of the Sun. They’re not exactly dramatic images, … Continue reading

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Oppy gives Whitewater Lake the brush off…

Well, kind of… :-) Oppy is now taking a good close look at the top of “Whitewater Lake”, the pale, manhole cover-like rocky outcrop…thing… she has driven to having studied the “Kirkwood” outcrop. New images show the rover’s robot arm … Continue reading

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A couple of blasts from the past…

One of the oddities/frustrations/joys of the flow of images back from Mars, from either Opportunity or Curiosity, is that they don’t always come back in order. So, when you go online and bring up one of the various websites where … Continue reading

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A closer look at “Errington”…

Managed to make a much better 3D view of “Errington”…

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“Errington”

For years – ever since it was first spotted by Spirit, on the edge of “Homeplate – my favourite rock on Mars has been this one, “McKay”… But I think I might have a new one – one spotted by … Continue reading

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Oppy takes a look around…

While the world appears to go *nuts* over the “mystery of the martian blueberries” (which we looked at here AGES ago!!!) and Curiosity *finally* starts to send back beautiful hi resolution colour images of Gale Crater that don’t require a … Continue reading

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Something new…

For the past week or so, Oppy has been getting up close and personal with a bizarre-looking sharp outcrop of rock she found jutting up out of the surface of Cape York. She sent back countless images of it, from … Continue reading

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A beautiful place…

Everywhere you look today – on Twitter, Facebook, all the major science sites – there are pictures taken by the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity. And rightly so – they’re gorgeous, self-portraits of the rover taken by a camera on the … Continue reading

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It just gets better and better…

Oh, Oppy is having fun at Fin outcrop! :-) The rocks here are so interesting and diverse, a lot of new images are coming back every day, allowing the MER team, I’m sure, to build up a really detailed picture … Continue reading

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