Eight Years

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PostPosted: December 6, 2012 9:33 AM 

Opportunity sol 3144 ( Nov 27, 2012 ) 3D of Cape York:


This is the 15,358 image that I have posted to Flickr since Dec 4, 2004. Eight years and counting.

Stu just celebrated his 4th year of his blog so I thought it might be fun to "celebrate" my eight years anniversary of all things Martian on Flickr.

A table of tag counts might be useful:

Mars 11,512

Opportunity 7,067
Spirit 3,235
Phoenix 1,022
Curiosity 381

3D 5,868
panorama 2,688
animation 946
colorized 364

Total views as of afew moments ago: 1,757,874

I hope all of you - regulars and irregulars - have enjoyed my view of Mars from the back of the bus.

I am currently working on a project totally un-Mars related and if successful the follow-on project will keep me busy for the rest of my life.

But in the meantime, I hope all of you enjoy my efforts to further all things Martian.


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PostPosted: December 6, 2012 11:14 AM 

congrats... keep em coming


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PostPosted: December 6, 2012 12:20 PM 

Congrats! Hort.
You de man!



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PostPosted: December 6, 2012 12:52 PM 

I'm new here but already can appreciate very very much what you're doing. Hopefully your main project won't keep you away too much Smile

Thank you hort, please keep em coming Very Happy


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PostPosted: December 6, 2012 1:49 PM 

Thanks for all your effort. Much appreciated. You enriched my view on Mars.


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PostPosted: December 6, 2012 1:55 PM 


Its been a real pleasure thanks to you. As long as Oppy remains wheeling around Mars, I can keep merging the images and presenting them here on the MRB via flickr.

All the best on your new adventure-undoubtedly its all to do with that new 'terrestrial' camera you're playing with.

Take care and show us some good stuff when you are ready.



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PostPosted: December 6, 2012 2:25 PM 

Congrats on that achievement - I too always enjoyed and still enjoy your great images. Keep them comming! Smile


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PostPosted: December 6, 2012 3:09 PM 

You have been the heart and soul of this blog. We are very grateful for all you have done.


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PostPosted: December 7, 2012 1:48 AM 

Horton, you are the Number One! The Man!


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PostPosted: December 7, 2012 6:41 AM 

Thanks for sharing with us all your wonderful images and also your intellect and humour!


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PostPosted: December 7, 2012 9:16 AM 

hort, you are the main reason I come here. Many thanks for excellent imagery and provocative chat!


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PostPosted: December 7, 2012 11:41 AM 

Eight years; seems like only yesterday! Its YOU Hort and your great images that keeps this forum alive. Congratulations!


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PostPosted: December 7, 2012 2:22 PM 

In the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve year 2006 I took my freedom to make and give Horton a salute as a tribute to his work.

It is still relevant today.


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PostPosted: December 7, 2012 6:56 PM 

It wasn't meant to hijack this thread. My contribution to MRB is rather poor, but I never stop to be fascinated by Mars. Since the Mars Sojourner mission I was, and am eager to collect information thanks to Internet. Much have changed both on missions and my life without a wife since then.

The salute was meant to spread some humor, not to set me on a pedestal my friends Wink

Dana Johnson

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PostPosted: January 2, 2013 5:26 PM 

It seems that the quantity of information for this project(s) on Mars mapping and closeup observation is in tandem with the general increases in media production for science and technology, purhaps even surpassing most all others, due to both the technical speed of equipment and the persistence of those commited to giving a full final picture of the impressions the massive data collection provides.

Certainly hope this is continued by all here on this blog in addition to Hortons fine work rendering accurate views of the catalog of Mars surface.
We will not be able to keep the pace with technology and Hortonheardawho, but we will be always ambitious to do so.
Perhaps some time or assistance can be found available for us if he is not entirely consumed by other efforts.

As the Sun sets on Mars, the sunset simply moves around and around, giving us new views just as Hortonheardawho has.

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