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Beyond Lewis and Clark Gap, Sol 4482- (September 2, 2016-)
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post May 16 2017, 07:51 PM
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The channel being ancient as it is would have accumulated a lot of dust and therefore I presume that the rover is going to have a difficult time to reach any minerals which would have been deposited by the water which formed the channel.
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post May 16 2017, 08:40 PM
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Hmm, I wonder if they are going to ask to drag our feet while down the ramp? Sort of a Spirit driving technique?

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post May 16 2017, 10:16 PM
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dragging the wheel sounds like a great idea, subsurface deposits hiding just under our feet..
Below is an attempted match-up (i may be way off) of features from Phil's map and Charborob's pano those great works I recycled here rather than afflict the mess i stitched. The inset crosseye details a signifficant trough in the gully (green line)..
It would be interesting to have an idea as to how much original material has been eroded from the rim, as my recurring (and absolutely amateur) impression of the gully is it is more of a remnant of some fairly recent and short-lived Milankovitch cycle snowpack (catastrophic melt?) type of feature rather than a Hesperian era surface or hydrothermal emplaced creek.
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post May 16 2017, 11:54 PM
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An eposter that provides an easy read summary of Endeavour including assessed erosion levels is here: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/eposter/2017.pdf

The spherule lag deposits on the plains imply that there has been only a few metres of erosion of the fragile sedimentary deposits since the Meridiani water table dropped around 3.5My, so preservation of remnants of an early gully seems quite reasonable following desiccation of the environment. Prior to that with a near surface water table at Victoria crater and the permeable sedimentary deposits there must have been a plentiful water supply at Endeavour.
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post May 17 2017, 07:39 PM
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The Pancam L2 Panoramic view on Sol 4721-4729.

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post May 18 2017, 03:04 PM
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Evidence of a DD or gust between sols 4730 and 4733 - note the new dark streak:
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post May 18 2017, 06:42 PM
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Here is a little bump for my VR ready Sketchfab models covering Oppy's location.

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Marathon Valley, Endeavour Crater






Beyond Lewis & Clark Gap



I've updated VR starting location in each as well as improved clipping planes.



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post May 19 2017, 09:02 AM
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The Navcam L0 view on Sol 4733.

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post May 19 2017, 09:40 AM
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and the Pancam L2 view on Sol 4731-4733.

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Parallel-eye stereo of part of the Winnemucca mesa.
Note the apparent hanging formations.
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QUOTE (Sean @ May 18 2017, 06:42 PM) *
Here is a little bump for my VR ready Sketchfab models covering Oppy's location......


Beautiful work Sean and much appreciated.

If the valley is as it seems a remnant water feature then the erosion resistant ridge below where it terminates (covered by regolith?) and the exposed polyhydrated sulphates rich area below that could hold a few surprises.
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Here's a nice "postcard" view that covers Oppy's current location.
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The Navcam R0 view on Sol 4736.

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