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5000 Sols On Mars, Opportunity Rolls Into History
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post Feb 18 2018, 04:24 AM
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Amazing story Doug, for an amazing selfie!
Obviously Curiosity is better with the raw number of pixels (and doing these arm manouevres more often)... but there is still something very poignant about Oppy doing this, just because it was so unusual/difficult to pull off, and is the first of its kind.
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post Feb 18 2018, 06:43 AM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Feb 17 2018, 06:51 PM) *
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Who knows....maybe we'll get to try it again on Sol 6000 smile.gif


What do you mean MAYBE?

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post Feb 18 2018, 07:50 AM
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Well - I figure we'll do it so often now that by Sol 6000 we might not want another one tongue.gif
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post Feb 18 2018, 08:48 PM
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Delurking to say #$#&(@#($(!@#^$^@#(*(@# [swear jar]

Thank you, thank you, thank you - what a wonderful way to celebrate a 5k. wheel.gif


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post Feb 18 2018, 10:02 PM
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Also from me, Happy Sol 5000 for Opportunity. And thanks to the many who made this journey possible. See you at sol 10000 in the year 2032 at the Iazu crater ...


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post Feb 19 2018, 06:00 AM
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Wow. I'm finding this image affecting in a way that's hard to describe. It's one thing, to know in the abstract what these buggers look like, and know that they're dusty, and know that, amazingly, it's still plugging along all these years later.

But this... it adds fidelity to the sense of being there. That is, the images ticking by on the screen get more and more abstract without some sort of anchor. Which is to say, "you still? really?"
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post Feb 19 2018, 01:19 PM
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QUOTE (James Sorenson @ Feb 17 2018, 10:54 AM) *
And a version with added color, Many thanks to Don Davis for doing this. smile.gif pancam.gif pancam.gif pancam.gif

Thank you very much James, Don and Stu for this very nice work of yours wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif
Here is my interpretation : I realized that they was a big sun glare due to the imaging constraints, so I did just a small processing to keep the original fuzziness from the original pictures (to keep the ambiance of this historic moment), while pasting them into a mosaic, and then I added some sky dynamics.
Here is the scene integrated into its context. Enjoy smile.gif
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And CONGRATULATIONS to the MER Team for this incredible feat of roving past 5,000 Sols (and to Doug for the idea of the self-portrait) smile.gif
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post Feb 21 2018, 11:21 AM
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More 'selfie' images planned for 5006? Maybe filling in the missing bits on the left and bottom?

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post Feb 21 2018, 05:21 PM
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ph34r.gif

IDD not being what it used to be is restricting us some-what - certainly can't pull off the complete 360 of a MAHLI selfie, but we're trying a few extra frames.
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post Feb 21 2018, 10:51 PM
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Well what ever extra frames that come down, I'll add them to my version of the selfie. The colorized version though, that is up to Don if he wants to redo the work that he did or not. If he does, I'll send him off the extended version when I can get it mosaiced. smile.gif
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post Feb 21 2018, 11:54 PM
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We've also learned some interesting stuff about our planning tools and the MI just by doing this.....so next time, we'll do a better job smile.gif
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post Feb 25 2018, 12:05 PM
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The extended selfie. Enjoy! smile.gif pancam.gif



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post Feb 25 2018, 07:52 PM
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Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but I want to see Opportunity roll up to Olympus Mons.
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post Feb 25 2018, 10:30 PM
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QUOTE (JRehling @ Feb 25 2018, 11:52 AM) *
Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but I want to see Opportunity roll up to Olympus Mons.


I'm not sure what the slopes are like, but the routing to there will be my descendents problem. For the moment I'm setting the following sequence as a more realistic goal:

SET_ROVER_PLANNER_IN_CONTROL
SET_GOAL_LAT_LONG 2/deg 39' South 5/deg 12' West
GO_TO_GOAL


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post Feb 25 2018, 10:48 PM
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Iazu! wheel.gif wheel.gif laugh.gif wink.gif
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