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John Radogno


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PostPosted: October 25, 2018 12:18 PM 

Curiosity sending Sol 2210 images. Anomaly not completely resolved so we still do not know when it will be on the move again, but I suspect it will happen at some point!

John Radogno


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PostPosted: October 25, 2018 1:22 PM 

Curiosity sends Sol 2210 images. Anomoly not yet resolved but best bet is that Curiosity will roam again.

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: October 25, 2018 9:13 PM 

nasa-to-soon-end-active-efforts-to-restore-contact-with-opportunity

but it's not looking so good for Opportunity Crying or Very Sad

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: November 5, 2018 11:50 PM 

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MER Update: Active contact attempts will continue!

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: December 15, 2018 11:05 PM 

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/421503

Abstract of paper presented yesterday at AGU conference by Steven Squyres et al.

Quote: "The eroded floor of Perseverance valley also exposes an unexpectedly diverse array of rocks with chemistries and textures unique from anything seen elsewhere along the rim of Endeavour."

It will be a great tragedy if Oppy is lost, IMO just on the threshold of making major discoveries.

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: January 24, 2019 2:50 PM 

Opportunity 15th Anniversary

...but with no contact. The dust storm blew out the candles. Sad Crying or Very Sad

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: March 21, 2019 1:27 AM 

lpsc2019 paper

"while the cream material has a 934 - 1009 nm downturn, indicating a potential hydration feature"

Hmm...

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: May 18, 2019 8:44 PM 

This was taken about a year ago in Perseverance Valley. I think this would have been next on the list to be explored. What a pity! It looks awfully like fossilized vegetation to me...

The left and right hazcam images show a wrapper coming loose from the wheel strut. But what is really interesting are what look like water droplets on the lens. They are different in each eye. I think this image was taken just after Oppy drove through the white creamy coating on a rover. This might be an artifact of brightening the image, which was originally in shadow. Or it might be as it looks, suggesting the coating is hydrated to the point of releasing water when it is crushed. I think these coatings came from the extensive deposits on Winnemucca plateau.

So disappointing they didn't take a closer look there. There was a promise to do some orbital investigations of Winnemucca but it seems to have been forgotten.

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