Monthly Archives: September 2011

NASA’s 9-11 Tribute

As many people expected, NASA has released an official ‘9-11 Tribute’ image, showing the Stars and Stripes-bearing piece of World Trade Centre metal which is attached to its robot arm. Here it is: I’m sure I’m not the only one … Continue reading

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Wish you were here..?

Another rather beautiful view of the rocks scattered around Odyssey Crater…   And in 3D…

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Remembering

On September 11th 2001 I was up a mountain in Scotland, just outside Fort William, holidaying in the Highlands. I’d taken a cable car to the top, on a misty, rather damp day, but that didn’t matter; despite the less-than-perfect … Continue reading

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Meet “Chester Lake”…

Oppy has pulled up just in front of a roughly heart-shaped slab of exposed bedrock which has been christened “Chester Lake” by the MER team (I’m really not at all sure about christening martian features with names that include watery … Continue reading

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The magnificence of Mars…

I’m starting to get seriously worried about running out of ways to descrbe the beauty of the place Oppy is now exploring. I’ve just been making a new colourised image of “Ridout” – that huge rock perched on the eastern … Continue reading

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Heading north…

Oppy has now moved away from the beautiful “Rock Garden” and is making her way up the eastern flank of Odyssey Crater, heading north towards the nearest deposit of phylosillicates… …and here’s her view of “Ridout” from the other side… … Continue reading

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A Wow! of a view…

Oh boy… Some images came back today that allowed me to create a colour view of that “Rock Garden” we saw in 3D last week. It’s a very, very special place, we knew that already, but now we’ve seen it … Continue reading

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