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10 Years - Remembering Spirit, The start of the celebrations
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post Jan 4 2014, 05:32 AM
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10 years. 10 YEARS. TEN YEARS!!!!

A decade of exploration to celebrate with the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Ten years ago an incredible little adventurer with indomitable 'spirit' landed in Gusev Crater.

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After an incredible journey across rugged plains, climbing mountains and discovering evidence of volcanic activity and sulphate soils, we lost our little girl just a few years ago. But her sister drives on, continuing the adventure.

Thank you Spirit. We will always remember you.
It's been an amazing 10 years. A wonderful 10 years.

Thank you as always to those who cared for her and to those who continue to push forward across the dusty face of Mars. smile.gif


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post Jan 4 2014, 05:35 AM
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Thought that some may enjoy a themed desktop to commemorate the milestone.

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There's also the official MER10 website to look through.
http://mars.nasa.gov/mer10/

More to come as the month progresses.
Stu and I have something special in the works wink.gif
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post Jan 4 2014, 06:09 AM
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There are lots of goodies on this website as well.


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post Jan 4 2014, 10:47 AM
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Remembering Spirit with one of mars stu's wonderful pieces of prose smile.gifhttp://astropoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/journeys-end/
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post Jan 5 2014, 04:21 AM
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Here's the spaceflightnow.com feed, for anyone else feeling nostalgic (read bottom to top):


http://www.spaceflightnow.com/mars/mera/status3.html
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post Jan 6 2014, 02:32 PM
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In celebrating Spirit's 10th anniversary, I have archived using the PDS Images, every Pancam color image from Landing day to the last color image. Opportunity's is on the way. There is plenty of room for improvement. Enjoy! smile.gif

http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/index.php/Spirit
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post Jan 6 2014, 02:47 PM
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QUOTE (James Sorenson @ Jan 6 2014, 03:32 PM) *
In celebrating Spirit's 10th anniversary, I have archived using the PDS Images.


Thanks a lot for this. After all these years it is still amazing to find new views, like this from sol 3 (http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/var/albums/Spirit/sol0003/2p126632659rad0200p2899l456C1.jpg?m=1387924674). I hadn't seen this before.

It is interesting how dusty the later images are. Comparing sol 12 with sol 2118:
http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/va...pg?m=1387926667
http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/va...pg?m=1389013025


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post Jan 7 2014, 01:48 AM
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QUOTE (James Sorenson @ Jan 6 2014, 10:32 PM) *
In celebrating Spirit's 10th anniversary, I have archived using the PDS Images, every Pancam color image from Landing day to the last color image. Opportunity's is on the way. There is plenty of room for improvement. Enjoy! smile.gif
http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/index.php/Spirit

Great resource James smile.gif Looking forward to spending time rekindling old memories, as well as discovering those colour images I missed along the way.... Also looking forward to the future additions of Opportunity.... Thanks smile.gif


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post Jan 8 2014, 12:23 AM
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10th Anniversary event at the Smithsonian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMl7Q0KHcQ4

Around 39 minutes in, lots of details about public outreach and indirect mentions of UMSF.
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post Jan 14 2014, 08:36 PM
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My tribute to the anniversary smile.gif

Sol 2001. West Valley, the unreachable land, at dawn. Made with PDS datas.



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post Jan 15 2014, 12:51 AM
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Beautiful Damia.

That image suddenly generated some dust in the room and my eyes are mysteriously watering. smile.gif
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post Jan 15 2014, 06:10 AM
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Beautiful, haunting... a place now so familiar to us...
I've dreamt of walking that bit...
Thanks for the moment Damia!


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post Jan 15 2014, 12:42 PM
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Thank you for these very touching comments smile.gif

I had to do the colorized version wink.gif



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post Jan 15 2014, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE (Ant103 @ Jan 15 2014, 08:42 PM) *
I had to do the colorized version wink.gif

'Sol 2001 A Mars Odyssey'... Merci Damia smile.gif


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post Jan 15 2014, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE (Ant103 @ Jan 15 2014, 01:42 PM) *
Thank you for these very touching comments smile.gif I had to do the colorized version wink.gif

WOW ! Thanks a lot Damia : how nice ! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

PS : I made a try several years ago using the "old" technique by extracting the real colors inside the images taken at noon (the ones used to build the 'Calypso' Panorama), creating special pictures bearing only the chrominance and then paste those on the panchromatic pics taken at sols 2001 -sunrise- and sol 2002 -sunset which gave the luminosity and contrast. The resulting images show the real colors of the Martian surface taken at different times of the day. See link : http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...st&p=169422
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