Monthly Archives: November 2012

Oppy brushing up on her martian geology…

(Yes, running out of ‘brush’ gags, I’ll admit it…) New images taken by Oppy’s Microscopic Imager show the rover has been working some more on the area of “Sandcherry” she recently brushed the dust off… And a bit more work…

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Oppy gives Mars the brush off…

High up on the eastern flank of Cape York, Opportunity is busy studying “Sandcherry” (thanks M!), one of the eroded plates of rock close to the Kirkwood outcrop. Most recently she has been using the tools on the end of … Continue reading

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The beauty of Cape York..

Opportunity has been taking a LOT of colour sequences recently, to allow the mission team (and amateur image enthusiasts) to create large, highly detailed panoramic mosaics of the area she’s exploring and studying high up on the eastern flank of … Continue reading

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Oppy still there, still doing science…

While the media and space geek spotlights are shining brightly on Curiosity and the Earth-shaking Big Secret she’s clutching close to her chest, Opportunity is still doing what she does best – what she has always done best, ever since … Continue reading

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Recce completed… Science soon…

The latest Google Earth map update from UMSF’s Tesheiner (thanks, Tesh!) shows that Oppy is now almost back at Whitewater Lake, having completed her recce of the top of Cape York… It’s taken a while, as this next image – … Continue reading

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Oppy gets around…

Oppy is having a fine old time up on the eastern flank of Cape York. Havingstudied and then driven away from the Stegosaur spine-like outcrop “Kirkwood” and the almost pancake-flat rocky plate “Whitewater Lake” she’s now driving back towards them, … Continue reading

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Roving, roving, roving…

While Curiosity stands statue-still on the floor of Gale Crater, staring at its own dust scoop like some bizarre wheeled Weeping Angel, Opportunity continues to rove…and rove… and rove, high up on Cape York, on the eroded edge of the … Continue reading

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