Monthly Archives: January 2011

Honouring Columbus’ crew…

The MER team has now started giving names to some of the rocks and features in Oppy’s field of view as she begins her study of “Yuma”. The rocks are being named after members of Christopher Columbus’ crew, and I’m … Continue reading

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Taking a closer look at Luis…

Oppy has bumped a little bit closer to Yuma, and this is the new view – which, to be honest, isn’t dramatically different to the previous view, but we can see a little more detail… … and in 3D… Oppy … Continue reading

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Another chat with Scott Maxwell, rover driver…

Yet again, Mars Exploration Rover driver Scott Maxwell has given up some of his valuable time to answer some questions for “Road to Endeavour”! This time I asked him about Santa Maria, and what comes next… Ok, so, here we … Continue reading

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Yuma here we come…

Oppy has now reached a point on the southern side of Santa Maria from where she has a much clearer view of Yuma, the small, shallow depression where MER scientists are confident they will be able to find, and study, … Continue reading

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Yuma ahead…

Oppy is slowly but surely closing in on the small, flattened area on the south east of Santa Maria known as “Yuma”… Here’s the latest view – Yuma is the small, bay-like region on the far left…   How will Oppy get over … Continue reading

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The rising and falling of the Faraway Hills…

One of the most fascinating aspects of Oppy’s amazing journey along the Road to Endeavour is how our views of the faraway hills or Endeavour’s rim keep changing. As the local topography rises and drops, the amount of detail we … Continue reading

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Say hello to La Gallega…

There was probably a more appropriate and clever way of saying that in Spanish but it’ll have to wait… 🙂 The “little crater” on the south side of Santa Maria now has a name – it’s “La Gallega”, and, as … Continue reading

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