Approaching “Marquette Island”…

Slowly but surely, Oppy is trundling towards “Marquette Island”, a big block of dark.. something… standing on the dusty Meridiani Plain like a sculpture… Here’s my first approximately true colour colourisation… (click on it to make it larger, as usual)…

Colour1b

And if you have a your pair of 3D glasses handy, take a look at this…

3Dfullb

Let’s take a closer look…

Colour1crop

mmm… that really isn’t screaming “meteorite!” to me now we’re closer. It definitely looks more like a piece of martian rock blasted over here from an impact that occurred elsewhere, somewhere over the horizon – a piece of “ejecta”, in other words. It’s still a fascinating object tho, and even more so when you look at it in more detail in a 3D view…

3Dfullb-crop

Over the next few days Oppy will no doubt be creeping even closer, so we’ll be able to enjoty even more detailed looks at this intriguing whateveritis…!  Keep checking back here for more pics and news. 🙂

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s