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LWS


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PostPosted: January 7, 2016 6:46 PM 

Sol 1214 context image

.... showing, imho, eruption of debris flows from rock subsurface after rocks were broken by Curi's wheel. Also an interesting sub flow which left a deposit of salt on a horizontally split rock.

I suspect the veins are precipitated salts that are being produced currently

Winston

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PostPosted: January 7, 2016 6:58 PM 

Gorgon;

They look almost exactly like veins. Don't they?

However, they are probably just track marks left by small pebbles on Curi's deck as the rover moves and possibly shakes as it moves or uses its instruments. The main clue is that everyone of the tracks ends in a dark small pebble.

But they do look like the veins which seem to be rampant on the nearby surface of the rock and soil in the same image.

I'd posted a few 3D images of one of these tracks in an earlier exchange with AZ-Dave in this thread. Those images looked predominantly solid, however.

Winston

AZ-Dave


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PostPosted: January 8, 2016 1:27 PM 

RE: SOL 1214 LWS:

I was a little conflicted on possible eruption on that same image. Or was it due to Curi turning wheel in that area (their current mission update actually states they plan to move, park, and literally turn the front right wheel to "scuff" the sand today..interesting)

If Curi drove over that rock, then I would expect that salty/white area to have been broken...which doesnt appear to be the case...lets look for some more before images of the same area, and we can probably determine if that sand movement was due to drilling, or was there prior to drilling. Smile

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PostPosted: January 8, 2016 9:56 PM 

AZ-Dave

re. your reply 1183

I'm posting 3 images of the sol 1196 "flow eruption" below.

The last one is a gif animation of the changes between sol 1196 and sol 1214

The others are 3D images of the differences. One of these is an X-eyed 3D and the other is an Anaglyph.

I think that if they are considered together they can be used to come to a reasonable conclusion of what Curi wheels did to the rocks and what happened to the subsurface after the rocks were broken and cracked open (in one case)

Note that the sol 1214 image was taken at a different time of day and hence showed different shadows to the sol 1196 image. In addition the sol 1196 image was sharper and better focused. However they still permit a conclusion that the flows slumped somewhat in the period between sol 1196 and 2104.

Here are the images

https://lyallsmall.smugmug.com/Other/MSL-Curiosity/i-vv8JPcR/0/O/1196ML0054530040502942E01_DXXX-cropped%20exudation-autoWB.gif

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: January 9, 2016 7:59 PM 

Sol 1217; A peculiar apparently coiled object imaged by the Curi Mars Lander camera.

Very peculiar.

I think it is a very recent flow or flows exuding up around some small edges of broken rocks. The flows have embedded in them some interesting looking translucent objects?

Just for starters.

Any other more reasonable ideas.

Winston

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PostPosted: January 10, 2016 9:12 AM 

I forgot to mention the filamentous threads in the putative flow last night.

The faux 3D below shows them quite clearly at the top of the smooth-ish "flow" object near the centre of the image.

The '3D", following Barsoomer's earlier example, is essentially using 2 identical images of the same object to get a 3-D effect and improved resolution of a feature of an image.

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: January 10, 2016 10:10 AM 

A better 3D, comparing sol 1216 and sol 1217 images. Same features though.

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: January 12, 2016 12:25 PM 

An anomaly from sol 1080.

Look at the weird placement of the filaments at the centre of the image. Hmmmm!

Winston

AZ-Dave


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PostPosted: January 13, 2016 12:31 PM 

Re: 1216 & 1217 Lander Images - I believe the rock was targeted to be driven on, stopped, and the the wheel turned to "scuff" - This will explain the depression around the rock (its an odd looking rock) But it doesnt explain the strange filament-like stringers coming off the sand around the twisted rock.

They obviously are looking at it several times as well (the last few days there was an "anomaly" preventing the MSL from moving.

Re: 1080 - one of thousands of pretty unexplainable oddities...there are so many, that I find it hard to believe MLS didnt inspect several of them closer...

LWS


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PostPosted: January 13, 2016 4:23 PM 

AZ-dave

Agreed!

Winston

AZ-Dave


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PostPosted: January 14, 2016 6:08 PM 

We have some "crusties" today - By all measures, there appears to be a top layer of very dry sand grains/dust, just under which is a crusty layer of consolidated sand (I am going to conjecture this is due to absorption & possible condensation from the air), and then a dry layer below that...at least in this particular area.

LWS


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PostPosted: January 14, 2016 8:35 PM 

AZ-Dave

Here's a 3D x-eyed of the sol 1221 image in your reply 1191 above.

Also see two other enhanced images (AutoWB) in the other thread.

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: January 15, 2016 8:03 AM 

3D-xeyed of sol 1223 MAHLI closeup of crusted areas in sand.

Winston

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PostPosted: January 15, 2016 6:07 PM 

One of the sol 1222 bayer images.

Anybody out there knows what it is?

Looks like a trench or crater in the midground but what are the pinkish swirls rising from around and in it?

What are the strange shapes in the trench?

Curi took a number of images of this area so they must have some interest in it.

What is it?

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: January 15, 2016 6:49 PM 

Here's a 3D-xeyed version of the above sol 1222 image.

Still no wiser.

Help!

Winston

Wiseman


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PostPosted: January 16, 2016 8:59 AM 

a ~4 km-diameter crater, situated about 30 km to the West of the rover (mentioned in a recent USGS Mission Update)

LWS


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PostPosted: January 16, 2016 9:24 AM 

Wiseman

Thanks very much.

Care to occasionally share some more wisdom with us? That's also urgently needed here as it seems MRB is in its last throes.

Winston

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PostPosted: January 18, 2016 10:40 AM 

Yeah, the mission control said last week they were going to take some pics of that crater. Not sure what the interest is, but they actually specifically stated the crater as a target.

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PostPosted: January 21, 2016 7:42 PM 

Wiseman;

Here's a chem cam panorama of the chem cam images from sol 1222 showing the steep crater walls and the near side apron.

Do you have any idea of what the light coloured streaks in the crater might be?

Winston

AZ-Dave


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PostPosted: January 22, 2016 12:42 PM 

Crater:
My opinion - Chem Cam detects diff wavelengths, much in diff bands of Infrared. So what we are seeing in that image, is not what the eye would see...in fact, I.R. can reflect brightly off "Dark" objects as seen by the human eye.

This is why Navcam and HazCam images appear so different in contrast to Mast and MAHLI - they see I.R. bands that make things appears brighter/darker than they are from normal Red-Violet spectrum.

To me, Crater = Sideshow distraction. Where is all the wind data they said they have been gathering for weeks? I havnt seen any...

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