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Drawings in rover tracks
elakdawalla
post Apr 24 2013, 06:11 PM
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Hi guys, there is a very old Spirit photo making the rounds of the British tabloids today, one in which the rover tracks look (in a euphemism written by Alan Boyle, to whom I'm very grateful) like "a bat and two balls." I was going to write about it to explain the photo but now I don't have to, thanks to Alan. What I would like to do is to actually add value by posting some more images of things drawn in the sand by Spirit (or Opportunity) .... hopefully things that are a little less embarrassing. Which is why I'm posting here. Anybody recall any other interesting pictures drawn in the dirt, or want to take a trip down memory lane to look through Spirit's images to find some?


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post Apr 24 2013, 07:16 PM
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Gasp!
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post Apr 24 2013, 07:53 PM
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post Apr 24 2013, 08:22 PM
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Yes, yes, it's all over the place. But that definitely doesn't need discussion here. I am thinking of the service that UMSF did during the "sasquatch on Mars" kerfuffle, in which Eric Hartwell and others identified all kinds of interesting objects (high-speed turtle, anyone?) in the same photo. I know we've seen other fun patterns before.


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post Apr 24 2013, 09:23 PM
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You read the British tabloids? Why? I live here and I've managed to avoid doing that for half a century, thank goodness.

Opportunity did some dance moves on the rim of Victoria crater, as I recall. I'm sure members will locate the images.
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post Apr 24 2013, 10:45 PM
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Yeah, that was the "drunken sailor's walk" - here's a good example:
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all...JRP1920R0M1.JPG
In hindsight, that was probably not a safe place for an incapacitated rover! laugh.gif
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post Apr 24 2013, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (ngunn @ Apr 24 2013, 01:23 PM) *
You read the British tabloids?


Millions and millions of people do, all over the world - and they believe what they read.

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