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Barsoomer







PostPosted: January 18, 2013 4:00 PM 

Image from Sol 882 in today's Exploratorium release!! How did this take so long to be downloaded?

But a good one nevertheless.

John


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PostPosted: January 18, 2013 4:52 PM 

There were other images of this rock, and discussion about it. I can't remember the theories for it though. Anyone remember?

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: January 18, 2013 8:14 PM 

sol 882 ( Jul 18, 2006 ) L257:

Today's posting of the L2 filter of this image must be some sort of Exploratorium posting mistake. I doubt that the image was still on board Oppy after 6 1/2 YEARS.

LWS


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PostPosted: January 18, 2013 10:28 PM 

Barsoomer;
The objects exposed from inside this rock bear an uncanny resemblance to that piece of plastic that Curiosity found and which was determined to have come from Curi on landing.

A proper comparison of the two objects might be interesting.

Winston

Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 18, 2013 10:28 PM 

It bears a striking resemblance to the rocks in Yellowknife Bay. The ground also appears "wet" and fuzzy as if it is covered in algal growth.

I'm sure there is some connection with Curiosity's current position that explains the 6.5 year resurrection.

Wildcat


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PostPosted: January 18, 2013 10:29 PM 

Great minds think alike. Posted at the same time LOL.

LWS


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PostPosted: January 19, 2013 1:15 PM 

Wildcat;
I agree but I'm certain that the geotypes remaining on this blog will instead say unanimously "fools seldom differ".

But I suspect that, like me, you have some training in Biology, perhaps a long time ago, and see some things differently to the people who grew up in the eliza age.

Winston

Dana Johnson


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PostPosted: February 20, 2013 12:31 AM 

Sol 881.

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: March 6, 2013 1:23 AM 

These images from Santa Maria crater in Jan 2011 show features that look like newberries. That crater may have punched through a thin area of the Meridiani plains deposits to to a similar geologic setting as the current Matijevic Hill site.




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