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Paul Scott Anderson


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PostPosted: January 10, 2018 3:00 PM 

I did a quick comparison of the linear feature and some laser shot marks from sol 1821, posted on my blog. They seem pretty similar although individual spots maybe a bit larger (more shape distortion on the surface of this particular rock) in the "stick" images. Are these sticks on mudstone?

http://planetaria.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/marks1922comparison.001.jpeg

John Radogno


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PostPosted: January 10, 2018 5:45 PM 

One of the characteristics of the laser shots is that they blow away dust and small particles. So yes, I do think that is what we are looking at. They went back to this site specifically because of these sticks, that's why I think the intended target was the sticks and they missed!

LWS


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PostPosted: January 26, 2018 5:26 PM 

Another rock surface showing bumps reminiscent of pycnidia. Sol 1926

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: January 26, 2018 5:40 PM 

Here are some sol 1945 rocks showing bumps that are a bit different from the above.

Winston

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: January 27, 2018 1:37 AM 

Nice, Winston! Also some of those veins are quite striking and may be connecting some of the bumps.

LWS


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PostPosted: January 31, 2018 12:38 PM 

Another vein from sol 1950.

Note filaments in central part of vein and what might be accompanying mudstone elements.

Winston


LWS


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PostPosted: February 1, 2018 8:26 AM 

sol 1806 concretions

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: February 2, 2018 11:45 PM 

sol 1950, Translucent light blue spheroid

Winston

Joe Smith


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PostPosted: February 3, 2018 7:22 PM 

ol 1950, Translucent light blue spheroid.........................


This is not ice?

LWS


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PostPosted: February 3, 2018 8:10 PM 

I suppose it could be. Any other guesses or opinions?

n.b. I don't know what the actual colour of the object is. The Bayer demosaicing process turns up some interesting colours that might not accurately reflect the true colours of the objects imaged.

LWS


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PostPosted: February 7, 2018 10:59 PM 

Some rocks very reminiscent of tiny fossil backbones

Winston

Joe Smith


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PostPosted: February 8, 2018 2:01 PM 

LWS,,,,where can I get a collection of your work
js

LWS


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PostPosted: February 9, 2018 9:46 AM 

Joe, If you mean of the images, try

https://lyallsmall.smugmug.com/Other/MSL-Curiosity/

Winston


Joe Smith


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PostPosted: February 13, 2018 12:34 PM 

Yes winston I went there and it said buy photos.

what I want is a folder of all your photos,,
glad to pay... your work is very good...just want to make it a simple transaction....can you help me out a little more please?
Thanks,, ,a huge fan,,, who admires what you do

LWS


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PostPosted: February 13, 2018 3:48 PM 

Thanks Joe.

Your posts raises many questions. Firstly I was not aware that Smugmug charges anyone for downloading any of my images as I've put no price on any of them. If it does they probably have some money for me as I've never received any monies from them.

I'll check it out and find out if there is someway that I could allow you and other MRB fans to download freely or otherwise.

I've seen a few of the images in Google collections of Mars images. Perhaps that may be a way to get some of the images.

Just had an idea. I have a few of the images on Tumblr. Perhaps I might be able to allow you to download those images and post some more there that could also be downloaded. My email address is small_lw@yahoo.com. I could send you the Tumblr web page address where you could access them.

The MRB images should also be downloadable for free but that could be an onerous exercise.

Thanks for the inquiry.

Winston

Joe Smith


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PostPosted: February 14, 2018 9:05 AM 

OK then,,,,, I'm going to have to follow this closely as I am no computer whiz.

LWS


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PostPosted: February 25, 2018 9:18 PM 

Here's an enigmatic image from sol 1887 that was posted today. It shows one of the wheel surfaces of Curiosity. The most interesting aspect of that surface (to me) is the numerous white or pale tiny filaments that are randomly sitting on that surface.

The image was auto white balanced in Gimp and magnified by 150 % and cropped to show the relevant objects.

To me they look very biological and appear to be singing the song of the Horton whos.

Any geological explanations?

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: February 25, 2018 9:58 PM 

Animated gif of wheel surface above. View at 200% in stereophotomaker.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/MSL-Curiosity/i-3t3k24j/0/321ca476/O/1887ML0098740010703598E01_DXXX-anim%20gif.gif

Filaments appear to be dispersed from the soil (filaments only on wheel) and do not stick to wheel surface. They are not wheel marks resulting from crushed pebbles.

Winston


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John Radogno


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PostPosted: February 26, 2018 11:47 AM 

I think they may just be surface scratches from riding over miles of a rough rocky akien landscape.

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