IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

28 Pages V  « < 17 18 19 20 21 > »   
Closed TopicStart new topic
Sol 90+, Extended mission
Stu
post Sep 28 2008, 06:01 AM
Post #271


The Poet Dude
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 5551
Joined: 15-March 04
From: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Member No.: 60



Been away for a couple of days - enjoyed unexpected stay at a Scottish castle... as you do... smile.gif saw a stunningly clear and dark sky last night, wow, I'd forgotten what one looked like, to be honest - so catching up Big Time here... ohmy.gif

First things first: NAAAJFF ("Not Accurate At All, Just For Fun") colourisation of dust grains on Sol 121...

Attached Image


Edit: there are some more "Disco Dancin' Dust Grains!" in my Gallery here, if anyone wants a look. I'm sure Dan can produce a much better, 'stabilised' version but either PS Elements doesn't have that facility or, after looking for half an hour, I'm just too stoopid to find it... biggrin.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ElkGroveDan
post Sep 28 2008, 03:35 PM
Post #272


Senior Member
****

Group: Admin
Posts: 4750
Joined: 15-March 05
From: Sloughhouse, CA
Member No.: 197



QUOTE (Stu @ Sep 27 2008, 11:01 PM) *
I'm sure Dan can produce a much better, 'stabilised' version


Awh, shucks. Flattery will get you everywhere.
Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image
 


--------------------
If Occam had heard my theory, things would be very different now.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stu
post Sep 28 2008, 03:51 PM
Post #273


The Poet Dude
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 5551
Joined: 15-March 04
From: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Member No.: 60



QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Sep 28 2008, 04:35 PM) *
Awh, shucks. Flattery will get you everywhere.


That's what I was counting on... laugh.gif

Nice job, Dan... why am I reminded of one of those Monty Python animations with people shuffling along..? rolleyes.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ElkGroveDan
post Sep 28 2008, 03:57 PM
Post #274


Senior Member
****

Group: Admin
Posts: 4750
Joined: 15-March 05
From: Sloughhouse, CA
Member No.: 197



Actually I was picturing little cartoon characters like talking raisins, with helium voices crying out, "save, us, save us!"


--------------------
If Occam had heard my theory, things would be very different now.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
climber
post Sep 28 2008, 04:01 PM
Post #275


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2815
Joined: 14-February 06
From: Very close to the Pyrénées Mountains (France)
Member No.: 682



QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Sep 28 2008, 05:57 PM) *
Actually I was picturing little cartoon characters like talking raisins, with helium voices crying out, "save, us, save us!"

To me, it looks like somebody coming back from the beach with a Jeans with some sand on it...


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stu
post Sep 28 2008, 04:19 PM
Post #276


The Poet Dude
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 5551
Joined: 15-March 04
From: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Member No.: 60



Peter Smith: "Curses, we're busted! They figured out that we didn't go to Mars, we faked the whole thing like in Capricorn One when we found out that the springs in the TEGA doors were actually from old slinkies... I knew those close-ups of Steve Squyres' dirty jean pockets would give the game away eventually...!!!"


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dvandorn
post Sep 28 2008, 05:20 PM
Post #277


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 3419
Joined: 9-February 04
From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Member No.: 15



QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Sep 28 2008, 10:57 AM) *
Actually I was picturing little cartoon characters like talking raisins, with helium voices crying out, "save, us, save us!"

"Boil that dust grain! Boil that dust grain! Boil! Boil! Boil! Boil!"

smile.gif

-the other Doug


--------------------
“The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.” -Mark Twain
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Deimos
post Sep 28 2008, 10:22 PM
Post #278


Martian Photographer
***

Group: Members
Posts: 327
Joined: 3-March 05
Member No.: 183



QUOTE (john_s @ Sep 26 2008, 09:25 PM) *
That's a seriously cloudy sky. I wonder what it's doing to the solar power levels?

Fortunately for power, clouds are sporadic and concentrate in the mornings (that movie is early afternoon). Optical depth measurements have typically been low, even the afternoon of the movie.

I hope Jim Whiteway gets a chance to talk about clouds and such at the press conference.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fran Ontanaya
post Sep 29 2008, 01:57 AM
Post #279


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 292
Joined: 22-September 08
From: Spain
Member No.: 4350



There are 4 RGB sets of the same sample.

Attached Image


I think I've seen already several green grains (olivine?) that seem to have a sandy core.


--------------------
"I can easily see still in my mind’s-eye the beautiful clusters of these berries as they appeared to me..., when I came upon an undiscovered bed of them... – the rich clusters drooping in the shade there and bluing all the ground" -- Thoreau
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
climber
post Sep 29 2008, 05:29 AM
Post #280


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2815
Joined: 14-February 06
From: Very close to the Pyrénées Mountains (France)
Member No.: 682



QUOTE (Fran Ontanaya @ Sep 29 2008, 03:57 AM) *
There are 4 RGB sets of the same sample.

...of which you're showing two "scoops". Look like vanila-strawberry color to me


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fran Ontanaya
post Sep 29 2008, 06:15 AM
Post #281


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 292
Joined: 22-September 08
From: Spain
Member No.: 4350



QUOTE (climber @ Sep 29 2008, 07:29 AM) *
Look like vanila-strawberry color to me


MECA colors won't look martian, anyway. Maybe we should rename the Northern Plains to the Vanilla-Strawberry Plains. smile.gif


--------------------
"I can easily see still in my mind’s-eye the beautiful clusters of these berries as they appeared to me..., when I came upon an undiscovered bed of them... – the rich clusters drooping in the shade there and bluing all the ground" -- Thoreau
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stu
post Sep 29 2008, 06:37 AM
Post #282


The Poet Dude
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 5551
Joined: 15-March 04
From: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Member No.: 60



QUOTE (climber @ Sep 29 2008, 06:29 AM) *
Look like vanila-strawberry color to me


... or that hideous "Tooti Frutti" ice cream with the coloured, hard bits of What-the-hell-is-that? embedded in it... sad.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ipparchus
post Sep 29 2008, 12:16 PM
Post #283


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 44
Joined: 25-February 08
From: Greece, Komotini
Member No.: 4055



When is the Phoenix team going to deliver the last TEGA sample? 30th September or later? according to their energy levels until when is this possible? Now we should wait the next sample to be from "Upper Cupboard"(ice sample)? in which oven are they going to drop it? are the previous two deliveries, from "Snow White" and OFB successful?
Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image
 


--------------------
"It`s one small step for a man. A giant leap for all mankind!" Armstrong, Apollo 11, 1969.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
01101001
post Sep 29 2008, 12:31 PM
Post #284


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 101
Joined: 29-January 06
Member No.: 667



QUOTE (Ipparchus @ Sep 29 2008, 05:16 AM) *
When is the Phoenix team going to deliver the last TEGA sample? 30th September or later? according to their energy levels until when is this possible? Now we should wait the next sample to be from "Upper Cupboard"(ice sample)? in which oven are they going to drop it? are the previous two deliveries, from "Snow White" and OFB successful?


I think they didn't put out news releases about all that so they'd have some things to talk about at the briefing today.

Phoenix Lander Update Briefing: Monday, September 29

NASA TV Schedule:

QUOTE
September 29, Monday
[1100 PDT; 1400 EDT; 1800 UTC] - Mars Phoenix Lander Update Briefing - HQ/JPL - HQ (Public and Media Channels)


NASA TV (or NASA TV Yahoo! source or high-resolution)
NASA TV Media Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Stu
post Sep 29 2008, 02:04 PM
Post #285


The Poet Dude
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 5551
Joined: 15-March 04
From: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Member No.: 60



More colourised microscope images here if anyone wants a look... as usual, just for fun, not claiming colour or science accuracy.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

28 Pages V  « < 17 18 19 20 21 > » 
Closed TopicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd March 2019 - 09:33 PM
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Please read the Forum Rules and Guidelines before posting.

IMAGE COPYRIGHT
Images posted on UnmannedSpaceflight.com may be copyrighted. Do not reproduce without permission. Read here for further information on space images and copyright.

OPINIONS AND MODERATION
Opinions expressed on UnmannedSpaceflight.com are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UnmannedSpaceflight.com or The Planetary Society. The all-volunteer UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderation team is wholly independent of The Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has no influence over decisions made by the UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderators.
SUPPORT THE FORUM
Unmannedspaceflight.com is a project of the Planetary Society and is funded by donations from visitors and members. Help keep this forum up and running by contributing here.