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Exploring Mt Sharp - The Dunes - Part 1: Bagnold Dunes, Site 51-53, Sol 1172-1273, November 24, 2015-March 6, 2016
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post Nov 23 2015, 12:41 PM
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Midnight Planets reporting that Curiosity moved approximately 46.2m SSE (161º) on Sol 1172. LINK Quick and Dirty L-NavCam using the 5 available frames (MS ICE), reduced ~10% to get within the UL limit
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post Nov 23 2015, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE (Julius @ Nov 23 2015, 05:28 AM) *
...I recall the El Dorado dune at the Spirit landing sight in Colombia Hills . Is that a completely different structure or something similar?
Here is a comparison at about the same scale [Bagnold dune image(top) 380m wide, El Dorado image 200m wide].
El Dorado is a patch of sand covered with ripples and the Bagnold dunes are slowly moving (wind driven) hills of sand, also covered with ripples.
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post Nov 23 2015, 10:54 PM
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Mission Update from Lauren Edgar - Sol 1173: Dune monitoring LINK
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Over the weekend, Curiosity drove 51 m closer to the Bagnold Dunes. I’m on duty as the Geology Science Theme Lead, and today we’re planning Sol 1173, which includes a short science block, a drive, post-drive imaging, and some untargeted science in the afternoon. The main focus of today’s plan is to monitor the dunes and document the bedrock along the way. We’ll start with several Mastcam observations to monitor two of the dunes, as well as a small sandsheet directly in front of us. Then we’ll drive and acquire post-drive imaging to prepare for targeting tomorrow. In the afternoon, we’ll take several Navcam observations to monitor the atmosphere and search for dust devils. Then we’ll take some additional Mastcam mosaics to monitor the dunes and bedrock under different lighting conditions. This late afternoon lighting can be very useful to bring out subtle textures in the dunes and rocks, and will help us figure out the best time of day to image these features during the Bagnold Dune campaign.



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post Nov 24 2015, 01:16 PM
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Sol 1172 Lmastcam view of the "mini-dustbowl":
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post Nov 24 2015, 02:40 PM
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Today's (sol 1173's) Hazcams reprojected to get the location I put on the map:

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post Nov 24 2015, 04:00 PM
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The Navcam L view on Sol 1172.

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post Nov 24 2015, 09:19 PM
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A very nice view. Here it is projected into a circle.

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Sol 1173: L-NavCam (17 frames) Quick and Dirty in MS ICE, complete with some bad stitching errors, but it should give an idea of the local terrain until others can post a better version smile.gif

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The complete Navcam L view on Sol 1173.

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post Nov 25 2015, 03:31 PM
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A quick hazcam reprojection to find the sol 1174 location.

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NAVCAM travel animation for Sol 1172 is 47 frames.
Here's a small preview of the left NAVCAM's view.
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And here is the full-size stereo pair animation for Parallel and Cross-Eye viewing. File sizes are 7.2 MiB each.
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stunning imagery from sol1173 m100s including some big ripples descending the far crater rim foothills i've never noticed before.
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plus a couple anaglyphs from sol1174..
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Really interesting far off ripples, and great red/cyan anaglyphs, thanks Atomoid... smile.gif

Mission Update from Lauren Edgar - Sols 1177-1179: 'Recipe for a successful rover plan' LINK
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The 28 m drive on Sol 1174 ran successfully and Curiosity is now parked in front of a beautiful sand sheet and sand dune!

Today science and engineering teams cooked up a full 3-sol plan, to account for the second half of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The team started with equal parts Mastcam and ChemCam to analyze the sand and bedrock, and to monitor the movement of sand across the rover deck and in nearby ripples. The meat of the plan consists of SAM preconditioning, drop off of the “Greenhorn” drill sample to SAM, and an EGA (evolved gas analysis). Essentially that means that we’ll heat the sample up in an oven and measure the major gases that are released. Since this is a very power intensive activity, we kept the sides to a minimum. On the third sol we planned a healthy dose of MAHLI wheel imaging to monitor wear and tear. We also added in a handful of post-drive imaging activities since the wheel imaging requires us to move slightly and we want to have updated information for targeting. And we squeezed in an additional Mastcam change detection experiment to monitor the ripples on the third sol. Sprinkled throughout the plan are our standard RAD and REMS and DAN measurements. Add in a dash of excitement about the opportunity to study active dunes on another planet, and it’s sure to be a great weekend on Mars.


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post Nov 26 2015, 12:43 AM
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Damia Bouic has posted another panorama here:

http://www.db-prods.net/marsroversimages/c...y-2014.html#111

It is for sol 1174. Here is a circular version of it, showing the surroundings in a map-like format.

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Here is my view of the Sol 1174 Navcam L panorama.

Jan van Driel.

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