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Marathon Valley, Sol 4078-4481 (July 15, 2015 - September 1, 2016)
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post Jul 15 2015, 01:54 PM
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It looks like we had a pretty good drive on 4078 roughly to the east (or NE) and now have a better view down into Marathon Valley:
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...0M1.JPG?sol4078
(Yes, we are still paying attention, Oppy!)
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post Jul 15 2015, 03:02 PM
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At first glance the sand in Marathon Valley looks treacherous.
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post Jul 15 2015, 05:18 PM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Jul 15 2015, 08:54 AM) *
It looks like we had a pretty good drive on 4078 roughly to the east (or NE) and now have a better view down into Marathon Valley: http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...0M1.JPG?sol4078 (Yes, we are still paying attention, Oppy!)


There is a black rock in the left foreground that looks just like an oil glob on a sandy beach (ie Santa Barbara, California). No problem if it is oil, NASA recently demonstrated the ability to identify oil globs by plane or satellite spectral imaging :-).



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post Jul 16 2015, 02:42 AM
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...though not collected in a depression, but randomly astrewn as if a blob of lava or obsidian tossed down from SSL..
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post Jul 16 2015, 04:15 AM
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My first guess would be a stony meteorite with a nice thick fusion crust. Odd looking thing.

Could be quite fresh if that's what it is.


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post Jul 16 2015, 11:22 AM
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First Panoramic view into Marathon Valley with the Left Navcam on Sol 4078.

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post Jul 16 2015, 03:44 PM
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One more wonderful panorama Jan. It remember me when we came from volcanoes in Chile and you come down to the Atacama Plateau. Very peaceful and quiet.

And by the way, you put Sol "1048" in the panorama. Did we come back in time? wink.gif
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post Jul 16 2015, 04:59 PM
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Lovely view openning up after the 4079 drive to the east:
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...0M1.JPG?sol4079
I think we're seeing Argos along the right edge of that frame, and the large light-toned ridge above centre is the feature to the lower left of the "Marathon Valley" label in Phil's map.
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post Jul 17 2015, 08:58 AM
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Cruzeiro do Sul
you are right. I missed that completely.
Here is the correct one, especially for you.

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post Jul 17 2015, 09:41 AM
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and the Navcam L view on Sol 4079.

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post Jul 17 2015, 02:27 PM
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This view needs an Ennio Morricone theme! Thanks all for the disseminating and image processing.
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post Jul 18 2015, 08:24 PM
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NavCam anaglyph from Sol 4081, into the valley indeed. It's like looking across the sands into 'The Wash' in North Norfolk, only I can't tell if the tide is going out or coming in. smile.gif

Here is a nice calm soundtrack to take us into this tranquill looking valley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXVhh7TKgcA (Listen to the soundtrack while looking at the view) laugh.gif




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post Jul 18 2015, 08:44 PM
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Hope you didn't have the volume too high! ph34r.gif

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post Jul 19 2015, 03:53 AM
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Version 2 of Nav Cams 4079.... a bit better. I didn't like my first version! ……Hᴜɢʜ….ツ
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post Jul 19 2015, 09:36 PM
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Some Pancams from 4082 looking up at the steep rocky north edge of Marathon Valley.



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