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MichaelT
post Apr 19 2006, 08:51 AM
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Very well done aldo12xu! smile.gif

Thanks, Michael
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post Apr 19 2006, 09:33 AM
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Here is the same 360 degree panoramic view from Sol 807

with additional images from the solar deck taken on Sol 813.

Taken with the L0 navcam.

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post Apr 19 2006, 09:45 AM
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and here is the panorama concentrated on Spirit. ( I have changed the

view direction 180 degree.)

Maybe one or both panorama's good for colourization by one of

the other members of this great forum ?

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post Apr 19 2006, 10:21 AM
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dilo, aldo... (cough, splutter!!!) you can't just go posting images like that without warning, it's not fair!!! I'm going to be in hospital for a week with the pain of my jaw hitting the floor!!! Just... just stunning....

Seriously, how do you guys DO that??? You take those grainy black and white images off Exploratorium and turn them into... that!! It's like me doodling a sketch of a stick man and the Mona Lisa appearing when my back's turned! We all owe you a huge thanks for the many, many hours you've put in on those images, taking us to Mars and turning it into a real place more than ever before.

That's one of my favourite pans yet aldo. Good work.


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post Apr 19 2006, 11:02 AM
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Here is Jvandrial's pan in polar form. I'm just happy that spirit has ended up in such a visually interesting area.
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post Apr 19 2006, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE (dilo @ Apr 18 2006, 09:09 PM) *
...Thanks to all but especially to Spirit! wink.gif

(anyway, there is some strange thing on this "lookout hill", recalling me Nazca features... ohmy.gif )

That appears to be the "J" from "JPL" - everyone knows that MRO is actually carrying a powerful laser to etch advertising slogans into the Martian terrain. That's how NASA is going to pay for science missions from now on.

OK, it COULD happen?!

Think Chairface Chippendale from The Tick, who started writing his initials on the moon with a powerful laser until he was stopped, after getting through CHA.


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post Apr 19 2006, 04:16 PM
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Hi Stu, thanks for the compliment. Nirgal and Astro0 are the real experts, though. But I'm glad I can make a reasonably artistic contribution. And your renditions are pretty stunning as well, especially the view from the rim of Victoria Crater and we're still 2000 metres away!! Now, that's impressive smile.gif


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post Apr 19 2006, 08:34 PM
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Aldo inspired me, cannot resist to do my personal colorized version! (80% of original size, "artificial" sky).
Enjoy! (and thanks, Stu, for the nice words)
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post Apr 19 2006, 09:06 PM
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Thanks so much to have turned Spirit's picts into THIS !
All the area look much closer than ever. Very inspiring and uplifting. THIS must make it to Planetary Exploration books.


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post Apr 19 2006, 09:06 PM
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Oh my Lord, that is stunning. you guys are very, very good.


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post Apr 19 2006, 09:19 PM
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Magnificent.
Astro0, your canvas awaits you. biggrin.gif


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post Apr 19 2006, 09:25 PM
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Going to be serious for a moment here. In times past, explorers such as Lewis and Clark recorded the landscapes of the so-called "Frontier" with pencils and in paint, not just for posterity, to record the details of the places they had seen, but so that the people "back home" could see those places and, possibly, be moved and inspired to go there and see them for themselves. Other painters, like Albert Bierstadt, travelled out to the Frontier to paint its sunsets, horizons and wonders; his paintings of Yosemite are the finest ever created, with breathtaking colour and energy, and have inspired generations of people to travel to the valley and experience its wonders for themselves.

The panoramas you've shown us today have the potential to be just as important, I really believe that. Possibly more than any before, they show Mars as a real world, they bring it to life. Show the average man or woman in the street a Viking, Pathfinder or for that matter MER image andthey'll just see rocks, dust dunes, a pink sky... show them this image and they'll see the beauty of the light there, the stark grandeur of the landscape, and the true beauty of the New World. I know this for a fact because I printed out and showed that panorama to people at work today, and several of them were stunned. And I mean stunned, they just stared at it quietly. One told me she finally, finally "got" why Mars fascinates me so much. You really should try and get that panoram - both versions of it - Out There to the public, via magazines, websites, newspapers, whatever means you can. That's a genuinely powerful, evocative image. It deserves to be seen by as many people as posible.

But something else occurs to me. Today we treasure "antique" pictures, paintings and photographs made decades or even centuries ago that show how our town/city/country used to look. I am 1000% sure that in years to come, that panorama of Husband Hill, with Ultreya/El Dorado branded on its side, will adorn the walls of many habitats on Mars, treasured by colonists and settlers as a snapshot of how their home used to look, back when it was "the frontier".

Good work guys. smile.gif


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post Apr 19 2006, 11:30 PM
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Hi All,
Well, what can I say....that panorama is certainly one of the most dramatic images of the MER mission so far. I've been catching up with all the Rover news in the past 24 hours, having just returned from two weeks at JPL, Goldstone and KSC on a bit of a fact finding/education mission of my own.
Getting to have a look at Spirit and Opportunity's unnamed sibling in the Mars pit was a real treat, as well as meeting and lunching with some of the people who help to make the MERs happen.

I can't wait to get back into the swing of producing some new SFX images, and this panorama is certainly near the top of the list - although I think that it is 100% perfect as it stands in either colour, B&W, full or cropped field of view. Excellent work by EVERYONE smile.gif

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PS: Have to say that I got a real buzz at seeing one of my SFX images (Oppy Leaves Eagle) up on the wall in one office space at JPL - "I was over the moons of Mars!"
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post Apr 20 2006, 01:11 AM
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Oh mercy me, you kids have outdone yourselves.

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post Apr 20 2006, 01:58 AM
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That's got to be my favorite panorama to date.

Hey, can one of you show the route Spirit took coming off the hill? Alan? Of course it should be posted in the Route map folder, but I'd love to see the route our plucky rover took getting off the hill...especially if were 'stretched' a bit to look 'hillier'.


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