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The Top of Vera Rubin Ridge, Site 66-, sol 1812-, 11 Sep 2017-
Art Martin
post Dec 9 2017, 03:31 AM
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Here's a 3D look at those tracks.

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post Dec 9 2017, 03:05 PM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Dec 8 2017, 11:54 AM) *
One way to do that would be if the track were not straight but actually had a constant curvature bent slightly to the rover's right.
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Bingo! Looking at the drive telemetry, the rover was curving to the right in order to keep heading for the waypoint we had set. There was no crabbing (difference between rover heading and rover yaw (*)) but a slight arc to the right. As you can clearly see on the NAVCAM mosaic, there's a slight cross-slope terrain we were driving over. Had the vehicle crabbed you would have seen the effects on the tracks with distorted cleat marks.

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post Dec 11 2017, 11:25 PM
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1901, very roughly assembled in MS ICE, but should suffice until a better version is posted... smile.gif
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post Dec 12 2017, 12:40 PM
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Yes Paul, I'm here now biggrin.gif

This Sol 1901 Navcam panoramic :


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post Dec 12 2017, 01:21 PM
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Expertly crafted Damia, many thanks smile.gif

MS ICE has its good days, but only rarely with NavCams.

I really enjoyed your version, not just for the quality of the blending and the stitching, but with this increase in elevation we are getting to see a little more the distant detail at the base the rim walls, such as slumping material and hints the alluvial fans that washed material into the crater. Imagine what those would look like in a MAHLI 'selfie' at the next drill site? (fingers crossed)
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Yes Paul, I'm here now biggrin.gif



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post Dec 12 2017, 06:17 PM
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A nice new panorama - thanks, Damia. Here is a circular projection of it. We are parked just north of a little step in the topography. (note that a rise near the rover is greatly magnified by the reprojection geometry here - I could re-do this with that taken into account but I don't usually bother)

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post Dec 13 2017, 08:42 AM
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Sol 1901. Sphere, hemisphere, concretion or something else?


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post Dec 13 2017, 03:06 PM
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A spherical tektite?
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post Yesterday, 05:29 AM
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Looks very similar to some of the larger concretions at Meridiani.


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post Yesterday, 03:43 PM
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Navcam gives a diameter of around 5 or 6 mm. That is indeed at the large end of the Meridiani blueberry size distribution.
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post Today, 05:47 AM
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It is a lonely little critter so regardless of provenance, transportation was probably involved.
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