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MSL at Rocknest, First scoop samples - sols 57-101
EdTruthan
post Oct 29 2012, 01:08 AM
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Got it up to Gigapan, so the full 84,213 x 3,383px version is online here. Gotta admit, going full screen is pretty fun.


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post Oct 29 2012, 05:57 AM
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Brilliant pan Ed.
This entire area is amazing. Curiosity could spend her entire mission here.
But distant horizons beckon smile.gif

I do hope that they will take an opportunity to take a closer image of this rock group though.
It keeps popping out everytime I look at images of this area.
Interesting curved features in an area with so many angular rocks. Must say something different about this area.

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I guess that everyone has something from this pan that they'd like to see.

Onwards!!
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post Oct 29 2012, 07:18 AM
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WOW...amazing pan Ed.

I really didn't think they would use the high resolution camera to make large pans of the surface like this.
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post Oct 29 2012, 10:30 AM
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Does anyone know the name of the instrument shown here?

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/ms...1000C0_DXXX.jpg

Edit: sorry, did want to reduce image size but didn't know how.
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post Oct 29 2012, 11:37 AM
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That is the REMS UV sensor


From http://msl-scicorner.jpl.nasa.gov/Instruments/REMS/
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The UV sensor will be located on the rover deck and is composed of six photodiodes in the following ranges: 315-370 nm (UVA), 280-320 nm (UVB), 220-280 nm (UVC), 200-370 nm (total dose), 230-290 nm (UVD), and 300-350 nm (UVE), with an accuracy better than 8% of the full range for each channel, computed based on Mars radiation levels and minimum dust opacity. The photodiodes face the zenith direction and have a field of view of 60 degrees. The sensor will be placed on the rover deck without any dust protection. To mitigate dust degradation, a magnetic ring has been placed around each photodiode with the aim of maximizing their operational time. Nevertheless, to evaluate dust deposition degradation, images of the sensor will be recorded periodically. Comparison of these images with laboratory measurements will permit evaluation of the level of dust absorption.


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post Oct 29 2012, 01:46 PM
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A stupendous pan from Edtruthan! Here I have made a circular version of it, obviously greatly reduced in size (My trusty ENIAC processor won't quite manage this at full resolution). The join at the ends is not quite exact here, still a little bit of duplication of rocks, but it's close. It shows the structure of Glenelg quite nicely.

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post Oct 29 2012, 02:57 PM
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Really awesome Ed - thank you!

Some eye-crossing - sol 82:
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[Edit]: Rock is named "Et-Then" and maybe the sides are switched in the anaglyph ...
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post Oct 29 2012, 04:50 PM
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Awesome panorama Ed! blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif


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post Oct 29 2012, 05:05 PM
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Mahli stereo showing some very delicate-looking structure:
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post Oct 29 2012, 05:16 PM
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In this brightened crop of your anaglyph FredK, it looks like this delicate little fan is actually attached at two points. Really interesting questions at play here...

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QUOTE (EdTruthan @ Oct 29 2012, 10:16 AM) *
In this brightened crop of your anaglyph FredK, it looks like this delicate little fan is actually attached at two points. Really interesting questions at play here...


What kinds of materials erode like this? We must be able to tell something about its makeup from this image?
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post Oct 29 2012, 06:13 PM
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Looks like a casting made in sand mold and the sand has been brushed away.
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Regarding the posts above I would bet on aeolian deflation as a main process and some of the rocks could be aeolianites - just a guess from looking at the images rolleyes.gif

Combination of sol 77 and sol 79 M100 pan - I think we get some foreground for the big pan ...
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Big version here. (Stitching is somewhate lame at some points)
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post Oct 29 2012, 08:31 PM
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QUOTE (EdTruthan @ Oct 29 2012, 02:08 AM) *
Got it up to Gigapan, so the full 84,213 x 3,383px version is online here. Gotta admit, going full screen is pretty fun.


FYI: Works great on IPADs also. Even on a slow 1.25Mbps DSL connection at a local coffee shop.
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Hmmm... looks a bit shiny beneath the dust...

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/ms...0000R0_DXXX.jpg

Meteorite, anyone? Just reminds me a lot of Heat Shield Rock and others Oppy saw out in Meridiani's Great Dune Sea...


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