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hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: January 6, 2013 7:07 PM 

Curiosity sol 0149 MAHLI false color EDF of peculiar rock in Yellowknife Bay:

from here:

These images made me smile all over.

Meanwhile, the science dudes have found the most boring rock on the planet and will soon trumpet their success in drilling 1.26 mm into it.

The branching, root-like shapes of the, er,rock fill material where the rock touches the ground is the newest and most exciting feature to me.

Whoo Hoo!

LWS


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PostPosted: January 7, 2013 9:15 AM 

Hort; Re. your reply #61. There are also some interesting bio-looking microspheres in the mix.

Winston

Mark Wilson


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PostPosted: January 7, 2013 12:11 PM 

LOL @ Horton (reply 61) Yes, im REALLY surprised at some of the very unusual looking rocks/inclusions/mineral veins they have decided to pass up.

Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 7, 2013 12:27 PM 

Hort's No. 61 ... wow!

Looks like peat.

Kevin


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PostPosted: January 7, 2013 12:30 PM 

Emily Lakdawalla posted this image of the first brush with a rock seems to have exposed more of the circular/sphere shapes.

http://makeagif.com/media/1-07-2013/GEJnMc.gif

rpage


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PostPosted: January 7, 2013 6:45 PM 

Horton, looks like hydrothermal deposits. A former hot spring moving mineral rich water from here to there through fractures in the parent rock.

John Henry Dough


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PostPosted: January 7, 2013 9:58 PM 

Three week absence fro Mars as I chase the
Redfish down the Texas Coastline.Till -then
really awesome pictures Horton,,,,keep-em coming.
jd

John Henry Dough


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PostPosted: January 7, 2013 10:09 PM 

Gone for three weeks.Keep up the outstanding pictures Hort.
Gone to find the Redfish along the Texas Coastline,,,,sand and surf,,,,,sand and surf,
jhd

impreprex


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PostPosted: January 8, 2013 10:42 AM 

Nice, Hort. I'm loving it!

Here's the Yellowknife Bay GigaPan - complete with no thumbnails, and an added Sol 136 for some more on the MastCam 100 part of it:

http://gigapan.com/gigapans/121223

Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 9, 2013 8:24 PM 

Best I could do on my iPad:

http://gifmake.com/fct/l.php?r=203

Vermillion and our freshly brushed rock are obviously related. Perhaps someone with better skill could build on this?

Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 9, 2013 8:31 PM 

Hmmm, where did the brushed rock's black hangy things go? What if the black hangy things are "Rover Plastic" which is actually not rover plastic at all . . .

By the way, used Hort's Sol 3168 picture he posted in the Oppy thread in post no. 161.

Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 9, 2013 10:13 PM 

Well, that was not the right layer. The depressions seem to be blueberry pads we've seem at Oppy. I cannot manipulate the photos well enough on an ipad.

LWS


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PostPosted: January 10, 2013 9:02 PM 

Wildcat; have you noticed that practically all the rocks in this area show numerous small "new berries" that are apparently the depressions and spheres captured in your reply #71? If they have the characteristics of the Oppy new berries it may present an opportunity for Curiosity and Oppy to work together to get a fuller picture and chemical characterization of the "newberries"

Winston

Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 10, 2013 11:19 PM 

Yes. I think this obvious similarty is why Oppy is going back. The Oppy Whitewater rock and the Curiosity brushed rock appear to be thrombolites (aka fossilized Martians).

The black and white picture below is a thrombolite from Earth. Apologies, hort, for defiling your picture. Here is the best I could do on my iPad:


Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 10, 2013 11:26 PM 

Also, note how the Earth thrombolite in the top part of the above picture fits perfectly in the spot to the left of Whitewater Rock in the bottom picture.

Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 11, 2013 10:13 AM 

Warm out the other day:

LWS


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PostPosted: January 11, 2013 7:36 PM 

Wildcat;

Some very interesting images from MAHLI and the MASTcam today. Lots of well formed small "brownberries" and even some areas resembling microbial mats.

Stay tuned.

Winston

marsman


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PostPosted: January 11, 2013 10:53 PM 

Now this picture from horton is pretty cool, IMHO:

Yep.. Good old-fashioned Mars Rock Roots!

/R

marsman

marsman


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PostPosted: January 12, 2013 2:28 PM 

It almost looks like there is something growing in the crevices of this rock from horton's reply 61:

These are some pictures of rock crevice lichens and tiny rock succulents on Earth, as a possible comparison to what is being photographed by the Curi rover:

/R

marsman

marsman


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PostPosted: January 12, 2013 2:51 PM 

I'm not sure if the first post went through. This is a second try.

It almost looks like there is something growing in the crevices of this rock from horton's reply 61:

These are some pictures of rock crevice lichens and tiny rock succulents on Earth, as a possible comparison to what is being photographed by the Curi rover:

/R

marsman

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