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Beagle 2 in HiRISE, Possible Targets
elakdawalla
post Feb 14 2007, 05:04 PM
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EDIT: Moved these posts from the Feb 14 HiRISE Release thread to here to collect all Beagle 2 search related stuff in one place.

I'm downloading them now too -- guess I can't blog about them until I've examined them very carefully!

For a bit of history on the search,
Here's a blog entry I wrote about this spot a while ago
Here's the MOC team's take on that spot
And here's the BBC page with the Beagle 2 team's take on it

EDIT: and here's my updated blog entry with links to the Beagle 2 landing ellipse images split up into 40-MB chunks.

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post Feb 14 2007, 05:28 PM
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Hmm...after a quck glance nothing on these pictures seems to be a sign from Beagle. Otherwise, the crater is indeed an interesting feature. Look at the walls - what could this be? Hematite?
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post Feb 14 2007, 06:30 PM
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There are two HiRISE images labeled as being Beagle 2 related sites. One of them, 2347_1915, clearly crosses the ellipse, and includes the dark crater imaged by MOC. The other one, 2136_1920, is centered 0.1 degree of latitude north and 0.2 degrees of longitude east, or about 6 and 12 plus or minus 3 kilometers north and east, of the first one. I am having a hard time locating this on the best MOC context image I can find. Is it out of the ellipse drawn by the MOC team?

Here is the MOC ellipse at 30 m/pixel:
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Here is 2347_1915 at 30 m/pixel:
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And here is 2136_1920 at 30 m/pixel:
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post Feb 14 2007, 06:40 PM
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Here's the area right around that dark crater.

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post Feb 14 2007, 07:28 PM
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So... it's sure that Beagle 2 is not in this area... or am I wrong?
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post Feb 14 2007, 07:32 PM
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Well - I've not looked at every sq. foot of the >1GB that those two images include....but I intend to.

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post Feb 14 2007, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Feb 14 2007, 07:32 PM) *
Well - I've not looked at every sq. foot of the >1GB that those two images include....but I intend to.

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Doug, can you recommend me a good jp2 viewer? Do I have a chance to open this with an ancient hardware - CPU 800 Mhz, 192 ram?
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post Feb 14 2007, 08:49 PM
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Sorry to be brutal - but with that spec, it's just not worth it. I use a package recommended here - http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/images/jp2.html - called OpenEV. 1.7 Ghz Centrino CPU and 2 Gb of ram is barely enough.

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post Feb 14 2007, 08:52 PM
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I am working on cutting up the part of the .jp2 that crosses the ellipse into more manageable chunks of 30-40 MB each in PNG format. I'll post those on the blog by the end of the day today, so if your computer or your modem (or your patience) can't manage the 800 MB .jp2 files, wait for those.

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post Feb 14 2007, 10:01 PM
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One of them's easy to place - but not t'other - is it even in this shot?


edit....found it - and updated the JPG.

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post Feb 14 2007, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Feb 14 2007, 08:40 AM) *
Here's the area right around that dark crater.

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Notice what apparently is a large boulder/ejecta block at the 11 o'clock position of the crater. I'm reminded of House Rock at the Apollo 16 landing site.
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post Feb 14 2007, 10:17 PM
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A small house - I make that rock approx 1m across smile.gif

This bright rock is on the northern inner slope of the larger crater just to the east - 6.5 metres across...that's more housey smile.gif
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post Feb 14 2007, 10:21 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Feb 14 2007, 12:17 PM) *
A small house - I make that rock approx 1m across smile.gif

Okay, then Outhouse Rock, which was a smaller rock immediately adjacent to House Rock at the Apollo 16 site.

Or, given the size, perhaps "Doghouse Rock" biggrin.gif
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post Feb 14 2007, 10:35 PM
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To be fair you posted a link to "Astronaut Charles Duke stands at rock adjacent to "House Rock""

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post Feb 14 2007, 10:46 PM
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Actually, the rock in that photo depicted in that photo isn't House Rock, which was much larger.
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