Monthly Archives: December 2010

Santa Maria – in colour for the first time!

We’re still waiting for the first full-resolution colour images of Santa Maria to come back, but it’s possible to make a preview panorama using the “stamp” images on one of the MER websites and colourising them. So here you are, … Continue reading

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How Oppy rolled up to Santa Maria…

Oppy has now reached Santa Maria’s rim, and will soon begin an exhaustive scientific study of the crater and its surroundings. The next batch of pictures that will come back will allow us to make the first colour panoramas of … Continue reading

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Careful now, Oppy…!

Having arrived at Santa Maria, Oppy is now creeping towards the edge of the crater for her first real look over and into it. And the latest pictures give a tantalising glimpse into the future, to when Oppy reaches the … Continue reading

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Arrival at Santa Maria

We all have moments of revelation in our lives, moments that imprint themselves upon us and take root in the back of our minds, never to be dislodged for as long as we live. We all make ‘discoveries’ that countless … Continue reading

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Only 200m to go…

Oppy is now just 200m away from the rim of Santa Maria, and she has sent back some fantastic pictures of the 100m-wide crater’s upturned rim and the boulders and blocks of rock strewn around it… Here’s the ‘wide angle’ … Continue reading

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Full steam a(Header) to Santa Maria

The sharper-eyed amongst you will have spotted a new pic at the top of this blog (you didn’t? Go ahead, flick your eyes to the top of the page and look. It’s okay, we’ll wait for you, go ahead… There … Continue reading

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Boulders and blocks and rocks, oh my..!

Oppy is now barely 200m away from Santa Maria crater, and the latest images sent back by the rover show a LOT of detail, and confirm what the¬†orbital images taken by MRO’s HiRISE camera¬†suggested – that Santa Maria is surrounded … Continue reading

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