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Beagle 2 in HiRISE, Possible Targets
Geert
post May 4 2009, 12:06 AM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ May 3 2009, 07:39 PM) *
Is anyone looking?


I'm still looking almost daily, made more or less a routine of it every time I've got a bit of spare time and nothing much on hand, one day Beagle, one day MPL, and one day Mars 3 or Mars 6, centimeter by centimeter though those images.

Point is, it's not like you don't find anything, there's lots and lots of "suspicious stones" over there, the harder you look the more you find, but it's useless to start screaming 'hurah' every time you find something weird. The 'aha' moment is finding signs of a parachute, if you don't find a parachute you've got nothing, and I'm starting to get fairly confident that as far as Beagle, Mars 3 and Mars 6 are concerned there is no clearly visible parachute in the area's covered (and Mars 3 and Mars 6 are almost useless anyway, just a fools hope ;-) ). As far as MPL is concerned, that area is just terrible, you could hide a hundred white parachutes over there.
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post May 4 2009, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE (Geert @ May 3 2009, 08:06 PM) *
As far as MPL is concerned, that area is just terrible, you could hide a hundred white parachutes over there.


Kind of like the proverbial polar bear in a blizzard I presume?


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post May 4 2009, 12:41 PM
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OT, but speaking of MPL, are any newer images available yet? If not, do we have a ballpark idea on when to expect them?


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post May 4 2009, 01:43 PM
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Actually - the season will be starting now. Phoenix landing site just hit 24hr dark, thus Polar Lander will be in 24hr Sun smile.gif
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post May 5 2009, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ May 3 2009, 01:56 PM) *
Mark Sims told me that about half the ellipse has been covered by HiRISE - and that people are looking.


Believe me I have been looking for the the last 5 years.

Expect an announcement fairly soon (weeks I hope) !

Stuart H

PS. re Parachute material, we were concerned about Planetary Protection ie protecting Martian bugs from being infected/killed by our coatings, so did not use any. (mistake in hindsight )
See Beagle 2 Lessons Learned no. 1673 (-ish)
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