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Cape York - Shoemaker Ridge and the NE traverse, Starting sol 2735
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post Oct 9 2011, 05:55 AM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Oct 8 2011, 11:25 PM) *
And judging from the rear hazcam view, we should now have a direct view of the putative clay-bearing region. Can't wait for the nav/pancams...


I think you're right... two new pancams down so far, one (L) shows, I think, those 'rectangular markings'. Little clearer when stretched...

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So Oppy sailed right past the Shoemaker Ridge and is going after the Good Stuff, eh?


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post Oct 9 2011, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 8 2011, 10:55 PM) *
two new pancams down so far


That's still before the drive. Opportunity is now supposed to be on the left side of that image, with what might be a pretty interesting view.

Looks like she's moving right along, yes.
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post Oct 9 2011, 06:50 AM
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They were *before* the drive? Sorry, should have checked the image reg. Anyway, even better, we should get a really good view of The Promised Land in the next batch...


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post Oct 9 2011, 08:39 AM
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The Navcam L0 view on Sol 2738.

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post Oct 9 2011, 08:52 AM
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and the Pancam L2 view on Sol 2738.

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post Oct 9 2011, 02:56 PM
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The slopes up ahead look promising for opportunities to tilt the rover before the impending winter. When is it more or less that we need to do that, btw?

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post Oct 9 2011, 06:37 PM
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Funny, instead of slowly driving north to search for the clays they rush in highspeed over Cape York. Cool, and that will give every day new views of this place.
I'm really interested how the clays and phyllosilicates look from the bottom! Will they have a distinct visible structure or are they just as rocks as we all have seen the last years?


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post Oct 9 2011, 07:53 PM
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Yeah, my impression is they want to map out any north-facing slopes now, while they still have plenty of power to drive, in case they need them this winter. And the closer to the clays the better. So it looks like science is on hold for now. But that may change as soon as they decide they've found good slopes.

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When is it more or less that we need to do that, btw?

They don't know yet if they'll need to park at all. It depends on the dust. Check out the latest PS update for some comments about this.
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post Oct 9 2011, 08:12 PM
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By my estimate, we're now on the southern edge of the phyllosilicates. Compare Tesheiner's map for 2739 (today) and the phyllosilicate signatures (red) in CRISM:

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post Oct 9 2011, 08:15 PM
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A single Navcam image has made it to the web - one which isn't particularly illuminating, LOL. If it helps (probably not), the right side of that image is facing North.

Here's where the tracking data says the rover is:


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post Oct 9 2011, 10:42 PM
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I'm a bit confused not to stay "lost". On Eduardo's map, I have no doubt North is "UP". So, I see East facing slopes on pictures and no North facing slopes unless Oppy is decending at this time. Can somebody tell me what's wrong with this?


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post Oct 9 2011, 11:25 PM
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I'm not sure if this will help, but generally the slopes are east facing here, although there are some "knobs" that might have north-facing slopes of varying degrees, that I've circled here:
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I'm thinking those are the areas they want to map carefully.
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post Oct 10 2011, 02:23 AM
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Interesting place, this Ridge of Shoemaker. FIrst loook, a different particle size and shape distribution in the soil, and look st the rounded cobbles.

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...00P0600L0M1.JPG

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post Oct 10 2011, 02:35 AM
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Quite a view.

Sol 2740 360x80 degree Navcam left right anaglyph

Edit: tweaked the anaglyph a bit
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post Oct 10 2011, 04:24 AM
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QUOTE (Bill Harris @ Oct 9 2011, 08:23 PM) *
... and look at the rounded cobbles. ...
Those are curious, aren't they?


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