Monthly Archives: October 2011

Closing in on those clays..?

Oppy has been fairly scooting north, driving between two ridges that have been christened “Shoemaker Ridge A” and “Shoemaker Ridge B”. Now she’s almost at “The Promised Land” where the phyllosilicates have been detected from orbit, and after another couple … Continue reading

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Looking north…

Oppy has now driven a little further away from Chester Lake, uphill towards the Shoemaker Ridge. With the gain in altitude has come an improved view to the north. here’s what she can see now… Wow, the terrain up ahead … Continue reading

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“Endeavour Revealed”

Remember I said there’d be something very special appearing on Road to Endeavour soon? Well, here it is… It is with enormous pleasure that I present to you the latest “poemster” (poem/poster) created by myself and fellow UMSF member AstroO. … Continue reading

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Shoemaker Ridge, here we come…

Oppy has now moved away from Chester Lake and is heading back towards Odyssey Crater, no doubt in advance of a turn to the north to line her up on approach to Shoemaker Ridge. Bit puzzled why she didn’t just … Continue reading

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Where next..?

If you read that brilliant Update from AJS Rayl on the Planetary Society website ( http://www.planetary.org/news/2011/0930_Mars_Exploration_Rover_Update.html ) you’ll have learned that Oppy’s time at Chester Lake is slowly but surely drawing to a close, and her next drive-to destination has already … Continue reading

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More rocky goodness…

I’m pretty sure Oppy has photographed this part of her surroundings before, but now we have some colour filter images available, making it possible to create a colour view, so if this next scene looks familiar to you don’t worry … Continue reading

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Moving on soon..?

No sign of Oppy driving off from that rocky outcrop yet, but surely it can’t be long now; she’s been staring into that ***** RAT hole for what seems like a year! 😉 No, I know it’s important science, I’m … Continue reading

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