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hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: October 30, 2012 12:06 PM 

Today ( sol 3117 ) is another driving day. It doesn't look like a "bump" - so I have no idea what's going on with Oppy.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: October 30, 2012 10:52 PM 

sol 3117 3x1 L0 looking south after 20 meter drive south:

????

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 1, 2012 10:38 PM 

sol 3119 ( Nov 1, 2012 ) 3D of 10 meter crater ahead:

About 5.8 meters away.

r lewis


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PostPosted: November 2, 2012 6:55 PM 

Looks like the old magic carpet, from Spirit!

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 3, 2012 9:37 AM 

sol 3119 ( Nov 1, 2012 ) 180 pan looking west:

Today ( sol 3121 ) is another driving day.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 3, 2012 1:32 PM 

Opportunity sol 3119 ( Nov 1, 2012 ) false color panorama looking west:

with links to location and 3D pairs.

This panorama was made before the sol 3119 drive.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 4, 2012 8:47 AM 

sol 3121 ( Nov 3, 2012 ) R12 2x1 in next drive direction:

with location link.

It's been a while since a pancam pan in the next drive direction was taken. So perhaps the next drive will be a long one? ( 60+ meters )

Is Oppy finished with Matijevic Hill - even though the sols 3111-3117 status update says only half of the survey is done?

What is the extent of Matijevic Hill? Is it all of the side of Shoemaker Ridge?

Inquiring minds want to know.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 6, 2012 1:39 PM 

Here are the sol 3121 3D pairs.

Here is a particularly interesting rock from the collection:

I guess I have too much imagination and not enough geological discipline. What's all that "green stuff" on the left side of the rock?

Say, is anyone interested in this rambling?

Sigh.

Today, sol 3124, is another driving day.

I think I will do something not Mars related for a while.

Mizar


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PostPosted: November 6, 2012 4:53 PM 

Repeating patterns along a ridge here, and this green stuff could be some moisture freeze/thaws generated kinda stuff Earthly known to be algae or fungal. I also think it could be some "Stain" as we know on Mars. Yep, there was "something unusual" here, an there IS "something unusual" here. That's my take.

Thanks Horton. You deserve a great honor for your work.

MPJ


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PostPosted: November 8, 2012 4:58 AM 

Did we arrive at the roughly rectilinear features as seen from orbit or is this something else?

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: November 8, 2012 11:22 AM 

link

Dust factor down to 0.604. There has been a steady decline from the recent peak around 0.7, so I guess we are in an area of dust deposition. Fortunately, the seasonal trend toward summer is more than compensating, but I am a little concerned about next winter; we may be worse off than the winter just ended.

marsman


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PostPosted: November 9, 2012 3:21 PM 

With regards to the "green stuff" in Reply 88, here is a possibility.

Quote:

"This antarctic ground algae is the only green thing growing near Ddu, probably Nostoc Commune which is actually a mat of cyanobacteria"

[link]

/R

marsman

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: November 11, 2012 1:47 AM 

The insides of this rock have been almost completely rotted away.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 12, 2012 5:52 PM 

There must be a busted pipe between JPL and Exploratorium.

The last update on Exploratorium was Nov 9 ( sol 3126 ) and the Pancam Tracking Site is current to sol 3129.

Hope someone kicks the side to get it going again.

kevin


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PostPosted: November 13, 2012 5:29 AM 

#94 It could be something to do with this?

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1211/12odyssey/#.UKIgV-Rg-Sp

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 13, 2012 3:06 PM 

Thanks Kevin for the info. Looks like the zeros and ones are flowing again.
sol 3128 ( Nov 11, 2012 ) 3D of peculiar broken rock:

A rare chance to peek "under a rock" to see what's what. But I don't think the opportunity with be taken.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 15, 2012 4:56 PM 

sol 3132 ( Nov 15, 2012 ) 4x1 L0 pan of new location:

Looks like some interesting "white" rocks here. If they are also white in the other filters then this may be what Oppy has been looking for.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 16, 2012 11:38 AM 

sol 3133 ( Nov 16, 2012) 180 pan looking west:

with a link to the 180 pan east.

Oppy moved again today to another interesting area.

Mauree


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PostPosted: November 16, 2012 4:17 PM 

Amazing Smile

Any idea of what those holes are?

Thomas Lee Elifritz


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PostPosted: November 16, 2012 8:27 PM 

That last pan is a real winner Hort, and I say so because a new paper which I haven't even read yet states form meteorite studies that the rims and rinds of martian craters were habitable rich in water, carbonate and nutrients and what a coincidence, there are the fossilized remains of that right here before our very eyes. Now the big question is will our sleepy rover drives and the omnipotent PI of this mission take advantage of that wonderful coincidence. I think not.

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