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The Valley Without Peril (Bay C5), after Cape of Good Hope
Tesheiner
post Mar 8 2007, 11:56 AM
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Given the interest on this particular bay as a potential entry point and also because we are way past Bahia Blanca (former "current thread") I've opened this thread.

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Here is a "quick&dirty" autostitched navcam mosaic taken on sol 1108 focused on such bay and following cape (D1).
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Edited: We might rename the thread properly once C5 is named.
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Olenthra
post Mar 8 2007, 01:43 PM
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When you say "Bay C5",

do you mean the bay inbetween the capes "C3 : The Cape of Good Hope" and the unnamed cape "D1"?

"C5" appears to be that small promontory inside this bay.

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post Mar 8 2007, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (Olenthra @ Mar 8 2007, 07:43 AM) *
When you say "Bay C5",

do you mean the bay inbetween the capes "C3 : The Cape of Good Hope" and the unnamed cape "D1"?

"C5" appears to be that small promontory inside this bay.

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I just assumed it was the one I mark here with the blue circle.

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It is the only bay in the image that is possible to navigate down.
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post Mar 8 2007, 02:41 PM
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It seems to me that when they name their bays, they usually extend from one large promonotory to the next. Like "Duck Bay". It extends from "P4: Cabo Frio" to "A1: Cabo Verde" even though there are some small promonotories in it.
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post Mar 8 2007, 02:43 PM
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Said it before, I know, but I love this planet...!


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post Mar 8 2007, 04:15 PM
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QUOTE (Olenthra @ Mar 8 2007, 02:43 PM) *
When you say "Bay C5",

do you mean the bay inbetween the capes "C3 : The Cape of Good Hope" and the unnamed cape "D1"?

"C5" appears to be that small promontory inside this bay.

Olenthra


I would have to search that post, but IIRC when this naming convention was "invented" here it was assumed that the bays would be labelled the same as the next cape clockwise i.e. bay C5 is the one between capes C4 and C5.

QUOTE (Stu @ Mar 8 2007, 03:43 PM) *
Said it before, I know, but I love this planet...!


I'm so used to look to these pictures that sometimes I forget to remember that we are looking to another planet.
And I say to myself: that's mars, not the earth! And this picture was taken just a few hours ago!

Think of it.
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post Mar 8 2007, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Mar 8 2007, 04:15 PM) *
Think of it.


I think about it all the time Tesh, especially when I'm giving a talk and tell the audience "If you're online you can go to websites and see new pictures from Mars EVERY DAY..." I often find myself pausing to look at the screen myself, stopping in mid-sentence, thinking "There... right there... people will stand on this exact same spot one day and see that exact same view..."

And then you know what I think? I think...

Lucky <clink>s !!!! mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif


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post Mar 8 2007, 06:13 PM
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I'm looking forward to the new bay. I thought there was something remarkable about this pancam image showing a bit of the bay on sol 1107. The upper walls have that look of a "texture" that's been "draped" onto a 3D model - reminiscent of Beagle crater. And the contrast is striking with the dark lower slopes. If you look at the orbital imagery, you can see that this darkness is actually the extension into the crater of one of the dark streaks that stretch out onto the plains.

I had to anaglyph it:
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post Mar 8 2007, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Mar 8 2007, 02:43 PM) *
Said it before, I know, but I love this planet...!


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Me too! I think people should live on Mars (the sooner the better).

I'm really struck by the stratification of the rocks visible in the above image. I'm no geologist but it looks like sandstone. I sure this has been discussed at great lengh. What's the current theory? Was the layering due to some sort of "annual" flooding in this region or were the layers made over eons due to randomly occurring cataclysmic events, e.g. large meteor impacts?
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post Mar 9 2007, 04:35 AM
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Another mesmerizing view of the Bay to come:
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post Mar 9 2007, 09:15 AM
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Does anybody wants to risk a slope angle calculation based on the last pancams?
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post Mar 9 2007, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Mar 9 2007, 09:15 AM) *
Does anybody wants to risk a slope angle calculation based on the last pancams?
A better contest than on which sol Oppy will put it's toe in the crater would be --
which bay will get the honor?
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post Mar 9 2007, 09:12 PM
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Boys...I think we're going IN...
SSomeone just wrote me the following...:
"You might be interested to know that we have named the next alcove beyond
Cape of Good Hope... it's called the Valley Without Peril. We should see
within the next few sols whether or not it lives up to its name! smile.gif"

wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif


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post Mar 9 2007, 09:15 PM
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Updated labels

edit: ustrax beat me to it by 3 minutes! biggrin.gif
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post Mar 9 2007, 09:28 PM
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QUOTE (Pando @ Mar 9 2007, 09:15 PM) *
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edit: ustrax beat me to it by 3 minutes! biggrin.gif


;-)

That looks nice! :-)
Not definitive but...
"We haven't decided yet. But we're going to decide pretty soon."

EDITED: I remember this...and I'm drunk again laugh.gif


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