Ok, that’s not the most inspiring blog post title ever, but it does sum up what I thought when I looked at the latest images sent back by Oppy. She’s been taking a closer look at Intrepid crater, taking more detailed images, and those pictures show that there’s a lot of interesting… stuff… inside the crater.
Ok, my latest panorama, which has been sharpened and enhanced to bring out the shapes and structures within the crater. You’ll need to click on it to see a full size version.
Let’s look at some parts of that crater in more detail…
Some very nice layering in the rocks over on the right there… I think that almost qualifies as an “outcrop” actually! 🙂
Now, looking at that image you can see some rocks inside the crater that appear to be much darker than the ones surrounding them. Meteorites? Pieces of the actual impactor which caused the crater? They show up more clearly in this false colour version – which I’ve colourised to bring out the differences in the rocks’ colours, it’s NOWHERE NEAR REAL COLOUR, ok?
Very dark, aren’t they? On a slightly-more-realistic-but-not-much-if-I’m-honest-about-it colourisde version, they still show up as very dark against their surroundings…
By the way, there is what looks like a big rock or object of some kind up there close to the horizon… I wonder what it is..?
There are some interesting looking small stones, or “cobbles”, scattered around Intrepid, too. Here’s a 3D view… glasses on… ! 🙂
And finally… if you’re wondering “How much bigger than Intrepid is Santa Maria?” well, here’s a pic I’ve made to show you. Santa Maria is centre, Intrepid is the – much smaller – crater at the 10 o’clock position…
I. Can. Not. Wait. To. Get. There!!!!