Monthly Archives: May 2011

Skylab revealed…

Oppy has now reached Skylab crater… …and it’s a bit of a beauty! Here’s a slightly clearer, less distorted view… …and a 3D view… Looks like a lot of interesting rocks and features here, so I won’t be too amazed … Continue reading

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Closing in on Skylab…

Another good drive from Oppy, and she is now very close to that bright-rimmed crater we’ve seen growing larger ahead of us for the past few days… and that crater now has a name: Skylab… Here’s the wider angle view… … Continue reading

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“Endeavour Dawn”

I wrote this a little while ago but thought it was a good time to post it now, as Oppy has just passed the 29km mark. Hope some of you enjoy it! šŸ™‚ New MER astropoem – “Endeavour Dawn“

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Closer, ever closer…

Another sol, another drive for Oppy, another little bit closer to her goal – Cape York, on the rim of Endeavour Crater. There hasn’t been much new to see over the past few days, just a crater up ahead getting … Continue reading

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Climbing The Cape…

Sometime today Oppy will pass a major milestone on her epic trek to Endeavour crater. Sometime today she will roll over a small, unmarked and unremarkableĀ dust dune on the surface of Mars that will mark the 29km point in her … Continue reading

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An interview with Ray Arvidson

If you’re a faithful follower of the MER mission – and planetary exploration in general – you’ll have seen the title of this post, recognised the name,Ā and smiled, thinking to yourself “Great!” If you’re not…and didn’t… then this latest post … Continue reading

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Onwards, Oppy, onwards…

Oppy has now left the Mercury Cluster far behind, and is continuing on her trek towards Endeavour crater. The ground ahead of her is great for driving on, and on the far horizon, the hills of the great, ancient crater … Continue reading

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