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The Top of Vera Rubin Ridge Part 1, Site 66-67, sol 1812-1943, 11 Sep 2017-23 Jan 2018
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post Dec 16 2017, 01:17 PM
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Sol 1905 panoramic smile.gif



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post Dec 17 2017, 05:57 AM
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QUOTE (Ant103 @ Dec 16 2017, 09:17 PM) *
Sol 1905 panoramic smile.gif

Expertly crafted Damia smile.gif

1906 RMI of an interesting little target. Not quite sure if ithe material on the left side is a thick mineral filled fracture, or another rock type, therefore an interface between two rocks. Leaning towards mineral filled fracture material smile.gif

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post Dec 17 2017, 11:44 AM
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Unusually close to the sun dial in this MAHLI from 1904, much closer than the distance used for a Selfie, and focused on the ground. Hopefully the backdated weekend plan will be issued in a day or two will shed some light on what they were aiming to capture. smile.gif
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EDIT: They acquired another image with the sundial in focus, mystery solved? smile.gif
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post Dec 17 2017, 02:51 PM
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This is the best image of the cal target I've seen, and you can see the "MARS 2010" that we didn't update after the launch slip.
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post Dec 18 2017, 01:29 AM
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Cool! I suppose there's a good reason this sort of imaging hasn't been done until this far into the mission?
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post Dec 18 2017, 08:17 PM
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Here is a partial glimpse of the epic panorama waiting in the wings.... MSL 1903 ML






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post Dec 18 2017, 09:40 PM
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And my take on this awesome early morning panorama that is coming... Sol 1903, 8h07 local time.





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post Dec 18 2017, 11:02 PM
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1903 is going to be a outstanding 360. My previews all failed to pass internal QC, so I delighted to see these stunning teasers, plus I saw that Damia is working on de-bayering this set as well.

Further good news is that the team have ensured we can fill in the gaps on the 360 with a full suite of NavCam's of the deck. Hopefully the remaining images will make it to JPL soon, I'm really looking forward to seeing all the different versions smile.gif

Keep up the excellent processing smile.gif

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post Dec 19 2017, 12:56 PM
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It might be premature to ask but any working hypothesis as to the origin of Rubin ridge?
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post Dec 19 2017, 01:04 PM
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And, to complete the trio.




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post Dec 19 2017, 03:37 PM
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In all those wonderful photos there's a ridge ahead with a rock layer on top and steep walls below it. I see no obvious places to climb over it in the wide section we are seeing. Is our path off to the left of what we're looking at with a gradual slope somewhere?
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post Dec 19 2017, 05:59 PM
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Click thru for a video of the horizon area featured in the recent pano...



And in delicious 4k on Youtube

More on the route ahead...







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post Dec 19 2017, 09:55 PM
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[quote name='Art Martin' date='Dec 19 2017, 03:37 PM' post='238015']
... there's a ridge ahead with a rock layer on top and steep walls below it. I see no obvious places to climb over it...
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That ridge is a remnant of what Anderson and Bell termed the "mound skirting unit" which was protected by fan material from the channel, now eroded back. If you watch Sean's impressive video titled Hematite and Clay, towards the end the rather benign area of the proposed path, towards at the rear left side of the fan is visible (around time stamp 1.45).
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post Dec 19 2017, 10:12 PM
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I think I recall this is the area where Curi will ascend...just before the dunes on the left



Hopefully 'The Stooke' or Fernando will confirm or correct. smile.gif


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post Dec 20 2017, 03:07 AM
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Around past the dunes I believe, unless they have significantly changed the basic route. Image from https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia2...xtended-mission


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