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Barsoomer


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Reply: 141



PostPosted: November 3, 2013 12:53 PM 

Center, slightly to the right: is this the terminus of one of the "trails"?

Barsoomer


Posts: 344

Reply: 142



PostPosted: November 3, 2013 2:04 PM 

It looks like something is causing the dust to clump---maybe magnetism as JHD suggested, or maybe moisture. (We know from the MSL rocknest SAM results that the dust contains a lot of H2O that is driven off at low temperature.)

Barsoomer


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Reply: 143



PostPosted: November 4, 2013 11:11 AM 

Same scene as reply 141 but better focus.

Not what I thought.

Barsoomer


Posts: 344

Reply: 144



PostPosted: November 6, 2013 11:32 AM 

[link]

Monthly TPS Report.

Barsoomer


Posts: 344

Reply: 145



PostPosted: November 6, 2013 10:52 PM 

Interesting stain, veins, and platy rock. From Sol 3463.

Barsoomer


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Reply: 146



PostPosted: November 10, 2013 1:45 AM 

Those are the weirdest looking dunes.

hortonheardawho


Posts: 3465

Reply: 147



PostPosted: November 11, 2013 3:27 PM 

Sol 3482 ( Nov 9, 2013 ) panorama in the next drive direction:

Doesn't look like I missed much while I was on my first cruise ever!

I will check the pancam images for interesting color images...

Barsoomer


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Reply: 148



PostPosted: November 12, 2013 10:29 PM 

Some kind of gulch or channel up ahead? Things are starting to get interesting!

Kye Goodwin


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Reply: 149



PostPosted: November 16, 2013 11:20 PM 

These rocks sure stand out as something new, at least since Oppy started climbing the cape:

Here's a couple of images using the same filter of the rocks at the base of the cape that turned out to be basalt:

I think Oppy will soon be putting the APXS on one of these new rocks or others like them nearby.

hortonheardawho


Posts: 3465

Reply: 150



PostPosted: November 17, 2013 11:43 AM 

Sol 3489 ( Nov 17, 2013 ) 3D infrared / visible enhanced difference false color of rock outcrop "Moreton Island":

Starting to look interesting again...

MPJ


Posts: 250

Reply: 151



PostPosted: November 17, 2013 2:58 PM 

Anyone noticed this peculiar specimen from Sol 3478?

Some more (subframe-) images at the bottom of that sol: [link]

hortonheardawho


Posts: 3465

Reply: 152



PostPosted: November 17, 2013 3:21 PM 

Sol 3473 ( Nov 3, 2013 ) false color of dust dune before soil press:

Sol 3478 ( Nov 5, 2013 ) 3D false color of dust dune after soil press:

hortonheardawho


Posts: 3465

Reply: 153



PostPosted: November 20, 2013 5:14 PM 

Sol 3492 ( Nov 20, 2013 ) closeup panorama ( HD format ) of rock outcrop "Moreton Island":

This is the outcrop in reply 150.

The circular fan shaped surface feature ( dark blue / light blue ( infrared / visible ) ) in the detailed 3D closeup view is the most peculiar feature of this outcrop.

Also note the double ringed "worm burrow" in the small rock in the upper left corner.

Sure hope some MI sequences are done on these features... ( I am prepared to be disappointed - as usual... )

hortonheardawho


Posts: 3465

Reply: 154



PostPosted: November 22, 2013 8:11 AM 

Sol 3494 ( Nov 22, 2013 ) false color 3D of rock outcrop "Moreton Island":

This area is well worth the download to view at 200% in 3D.

Enough complexity to keep Oppy busy through the Thanksgiving weekend.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 23, 2013 9:19 AM 

Sol 3494 ( Nov 22, 2013 ) infrared / visible enhanced difference false color 3D of rock outcrop "Moreton Island":

My guess is the study will begin here:


hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 26, 2013 8:40 AM 

Sol 3494 ( Nov 22, 2013 ) false color panorama of Moreton Island rock outcrop:

The first of the MIs of Moreton Island are down - but I don't know where they are yet:

According to the Nov 21 Field Report from Mars there are "suggestions of clays" here. Perhaps the flat inclusions ( dark blue / light blue ( infrared / visible ) ) in the rock are the clays?

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 26, 2013 9:45 AM 

Sol 3488 ( Nov 15, 2013 ) enhanced difference false color panorama of rover tracks:

While we await the MI's of Moreton Island, you may wish to ponder the mystery of the rover's tracks on Mars.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 26, 2013 4:21 PM 

Sol 3498 ( Nov 26, 2013 ) colorized closeup MI panorama of Moreton Island outcrop:

Hmm. The bluish areas appear more like coatings than inclusions...

I will redo the colorized MI pan when all the MI frames are down-linked.

newboy


Posts: 1

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PostPosted: November 27, 2013 4:52 AM 

This rock is a breccia. The origin is tricky because wind erosion may be responsible for the strong fabric on the exposed surface. I would like to call it a volcanic tuff, possibly welded (hence the sub-rounded/rounded clasts) if the fabric is in the rock. The clay response is more likely to be the matrix rather than the clasts.

Dave


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PostPosted: November 27, 2013 6:37 AM 


Yea, thats what I thought...lol

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