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Beyond Lewis and Clark Gap, Sol 4482- (September 2, 2016-)
Phil Stooke
post Sep 21 2016, 01:08 PM
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Sol 4500 !!! - and another drive, bringing us close to the little hill whose name is still not released yet. Map update this evening.

Images are HERE , not yet on Midnight Planets.

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post Sep 22 2016, 12:03 PM
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Sol 4500 navcam view of Spirit Mound:
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post Sep 23 2016, 11:14 AM
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Sol 4502 Lnavcam. Moving closer to Spirit Mound:
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post Sep 25 2016, 01:32 PM
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Sols 4502-4504 Lpancam view of Spirit Mound:
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post Sep 27 2016, 06:36 PM
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Would it be possible for someone to do a version of this map that shows the gulley that is the goal of this extended mission?

i am working on a dem using ASP b,but the hirisd data files are huge 6 gig each
even a cropped area of the current location is 1.5 gig

this will take some time
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post Sep 27 2016, 08:10 PM
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sol4505 windtails in lower right suggest consistent upslope winds here, wondering if that is generally true on both sides of the rim, as i was under the impression that the wind pattern over the crater is west>east on a high level which id assumed would also tend to effect that at ground level as well, but i guess not being a meteorologist i was surprised by this, so am just guessing its still on the mains a general west>east flow but the air is instead getting pulled up the rim under a vortex effect imparted by the intervening crater rim to that flow, or perhaps its just rising up due to ground heating and following the contours up the rim..?

on another note that spire just behind the boulder on sol4506 turns out to be part of the ridge, not a background feature (parellel view)
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Phil Stooke
post Sep 28 2016, 12:38 AM
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Given the complexity of the topography here, it's not really possible to guess a local prevailing wind direction from a regional upper-level wind direction. In the floor of Endeavour below us, the large field of light-toned drifts suggest north-south winds, approximately.

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post Sep 28 2016, 05:34 AM
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the topography is fun . a small area cropped out of the Hirise stereo pair
-- just the current location and a EARLY run of ASP

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post Oct 3 2016, 09:20 PM
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a couple rotated MI anaglyphs of... (Council Bluffs? Gasconade? Phil's map) from sol4512
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Phil Stooke
post Oct 3 2016, 09:31 PM
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It's Gasconade.

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post Oct 4 2016, 07:16 AM
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Here is an update on the Oppy arena...



Beyond Lewis & Clark Gap @ Sketchfab


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post Oct 5 2016, 04:00 PM
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A sketch of future plans from the latest PS update:
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Once her work at Gasconade is done, Opportunity will rove on, driving southwest through the rim and then angling to motor up a Cape Tribulation slope to targets at the top of the hill.

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The longer-term objective is to head south across the plains or along the apron on the western side Endeavour’s west rim and over to Cape Byron where there’s a gully believed to have been carved by water or a liquid debris flow.

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"...we will exit the gully much farther into the crater than we are now at Spirit Mound,” said Arvidson. “There are a set of benches we'll drive across and one of them could be an outcrop of Matijevic Formation."
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post Oct 5 2016, 08:22 PM
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Still trying to get a handle on where exactly we are going... perhaps the area rectangled (with adjacent processed inset) in the google earth extract below may be the assumed gulley that fredk pointed out early on, if it's enough on the Byron side, and it does seem to be the only feature that fits the description to my untrained eye, if that all pans out the arrows may identify the bench of the presumed Matijevic Formation.
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post Oct 5 2016, 09:09 PM
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Yes, I think that is the gully.

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post Oct 7 2016, 09:26 PM
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Interesting.
How come Oppy gets to go near potential sources of moisture, but Curiosity must be rerouted to avoid them?
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