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New paper on MGS MOC
mcaplinger
post Jan 7 2010, 08:18 PM
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http://marsjournal.org/contents/2010/0001/

Useful to remind yourself how many "HiRISE discoveries" were actually made by MOC. rolleyes.gif


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post Jan 7 2010, 11:42 PM
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If we've learnt one thing over the years, it's that everything on Mars has to be discovered at least 6 times. Thanks for the link - I'm travelling over the next few days and something meaty to read will be a big help. The initial 1986 letter is a nice touch.
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Tom Tamlyn
post Jan 9 2010, 09:45 PM
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Thanks for posting this interesting paper. It's full of fascinating historical tidbits.

Are you able to identify the member of the public who was responsible for more than half of the public targeting program requests?

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post Jan 17 2010, 04:22 AM
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Is NASA still funding MGS data analysis?
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post Jan 17 2010, 04:43 AM
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QUOTE (Tom Tamlyn @ Jan 9 2010, 01:45 PM) *
Are you able to identify the member of the public who was responsible for more than half of the public targeting program requests?

I was curious about that too. While it may not be kosher for him to be named here, it would seem like someone ought to send him an email to suggest he might like it here.

Unless, of course, he's a loony. rolleyes.gif


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post Jan 17 2010, 05:41 AM
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Um. Something went "click" in my head when I read that, Emily. Not sure we want to know the answer. huh.gif


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post Jan 17 2010, 05:54 AM
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Maybe we already know him. Maybe he's already come and gone.


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post Jan 18 2010, 02:57 AM
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I love all of the background information on the saga of MOC and what it took to get the camera aboard the mission. It's fascinating to read about that side of things as you rarely get to hear about it, and it doesn't read like a dry technical account.

Now, if only the scientific community would fully realize that what MOC showed us is a completely different Mars than what we thought it was from Viking. People keep trying to force observations from MOC (and now from MRO) into the Viking view of Mars rather than realizing that the old view needs to be abandoned.


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