Monthly Archives: January 2011

Oppy gives Luis de Torres the brush off…

As you can see from that 3D picture, Oppy has started to work on the exposed outcrop “Luis de Torres”, lowering her robot arm onto it to allow the package of scientific instruments on the end to get to work … Continue reading

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“Sunrise at Santa Maria”…

Here’s an image I’ve made just for fun. I’m not claiming it’s 100%realistic or accurate as far as the colours are concerned – although the Sun’s position is as accurate as Starry Night can place it – I just thought … Continue reading

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Walking alongside Oppy…

What would it be like to walk alongside Oppy as she trundles around Santa Maria crater? Well, I can show you… sort of… ish… 😉 Here’s an animation I made yesterday, adding together more than 20 small Oppy images to … Continue reading

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Two more of the Santa Maria’s crew immortalised on Mars…

New images have come back from Oppy, and the MER team have given two more of the rocks around Oppy names, naming them after members of the Santa Maria’s crew. Say hello, everyone, to Pedro de Villa, another exposed plate … Continue reading

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The survey begins…

That 3D pic shows that Oppy has now positioned her robot arm’s instrument payload above the exposed bedrock slab known as Luis de Torres (which I might call “LdT” from now on; it’s a lot to type every time!), in … Continue reading

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More views of Terreros…

Some new images came back from Oppy, and I’ve finally been able to make a colour picture of the rock Terreros… …and in 3D, of course… …and sharpened and enhanced and played about with until it screamed “No more! Please!!!” … Continue reading

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Getting down to work…

Oppy is getting ready to start studying the exposed slabs of bright bedrock christened Luis de Torres. Today some raw images hit the Exploratorium website that allowed me, finally, to make a proper colour portrait of the feature… I must … Continue reading

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