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djellison
post Mar 31 2008, 12:16 PM
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"Hey folks! Iím on-duty with Opportunity this week and itís going to be pretty exciting. We are in the process of driving the rover over to the wall of Cape Verde to study the layers of rocks there in much greater detail. I will be posting updates all week with the spectacular new pictures that we should be receiving. Stay tuned, itís going to be a pretty cool week!"

Thanks for the update Ryan : http://martianchronicles.wordpress.com/200...ng-to-the-cape/

I wonder how close they'll get. I think no closer than the height projected from it's base ( i.e. 45 degrees )
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- djellison   To the Cape!   Mar 31 2008, 12:16 PM
- - nprev   Rock on!!!   Mar 31 2008, 12:34 PM
- - Stu   Woohoo!! Go get 'em Oppy! About ...   Mar 31 2008, 12:45 PM
- - jvandriel   The view in the drive direction on Sol 1484. Take...   Mar 31 2008, 01:00 PM
- - SpaceListener   QUOTE (djellison @ Mar 31 2008, 07:16 AM)...   Mar 31 2008, 03:00 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (SpaceListener @ Mar 31 2008, 04:00...   Mar 31 2008, 03:44 PM
- - ngunn   I'm probably missing something very simple her...   Mar 31 2008, 04:28 PM
|- - ilbasso   QUOTE (ngunn @ Mar 31 2008, 11:28 AM) I...   Mar 31 2008, 08:19 PM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Mar 31 2008, 09:19 PM) T...   Mar 31 2008, 09:06 PM
- - climber   When I sew the title of this new topic (I din...   Mar 31 2008, 08:29 PM
- - CosmicRocker   Thanks, Ryan, for the heads-up on this week's ...   Apr 1 2008, 04:42 AM
- - djellison   "We're hoping to get close enough to reac...   Apr 1 2008, 07:37 AM
- - Tesheiner   Great news IMO! (I was planning to post the ex...   Apr 1 2008, 08:33 AM
- - climber   So, this is the "surprise" SS talked abo...   Apr 1 2008, 10:50 AM
- - fredk   I like it too! And can't believe the ...   Apr 2 2008, 12:53 AM
- - Stephen   QUOTE (djellison @ Mar 31 2008, 11:16 PM)...   Apr 2 2008, 02:40 AM
- - dvandorn   Well... after the number of times I have suggested...   Apr 2 2008, 03:30 AM
- - glennwsmith   "Here's an obvious scenario that better m...   Apr 2 2008, 04:06 AM
- - CosmicRocker   QUOTE (fredk @ Apr 1 2008, 06:53 PM) ... ...   Apr 2 2008, 06:14 AM
- - jvandriel   The view in the drive direction on Sol 1486. Take...   Apr 2 2008, 02:19 PM
- - fredk   Testing the surface, I suppose: http://qt.explorat...   Apr 2 2008, 02:54 PM
- - Phil Stooke   That looks a bit too loose for my liking. Phil   Apr 2 2008, 11:12 PM
- - Astro0   EDITED - I received some feedback which said... ...   Apr 3 2008, 12:38 AM
- - Shaka   Astro0, Old Matey, Why don't you make a movie ...   Apr 3 2008, 01:40 AM
- - glennwsmith   Yes, the approach looks a little dicey! (How...   Apr 3 2008, 06:22 AM
- - fredk   We're well past the equinox now, heading towar...   Apr 3 2008, 01:58 PM
- - djellison   Oh, hold on - you're right. An equatorial sit...   Apr 3 2008, 02:43 PM
- - fredk   That's right, two very mild winters. Does any...   Apr 3 2008, 04:25 PM
|- - helvick   Sunrise\sunset (on the plains) is at around 5...   Apr 3 2008, 06:00 PM
- - elakdawalla   The current subsolar latitude is roughly 20 deg no...   Apr 3 2008, 05:11 PM
- - Shaka   Presumably Oppy would be in full shadow all mornin...   Apr 3 2008, 07:03 PM
- - climber   You all love calculations. I love pictures : ...   Apr 3 2008, 08:00 PM
- - Shaka   A start has been made, courtesy of HHAW, for your ...   Apr 3 2008, 08:27 PM
- - Astro0   That's some drive ahead of Oppy. Anyone want...   Apr 3 2008, 10:24 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Astro0 @ Apr 3 2008, 11:24 PM) Any...   Apr 3 2008, 11:08 PM
|- - helvick   Judging by Horton's animation it seems that th...   Apr 4 2008, 12:05 AM
- - Astro0   Here's a revised version (third) of Oppy at Ca...   Apr 4 2008, 03:07 AM
- - Astro0   Based on the above...here's where we could be ...   Apr 4 2008, 03:12 AM
- - MarsIsImportant   If Oppy can actually get that close to the Cape sa...   Apr 4 2008, 03:32 AM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (MarsIsImportant @ Apr 3 2008, 08:3...   Apr 4 2008, 03:44 AM
|- - Tesheiner   QUOTE (nprev @ Apr 4 2008, 05:44 AM) Yeah...   Apr 4 2008, 09:29 AM
- - edstrick   I have not heard *anything* regarding the terrain ...   Apr 4 2008, 08:42 AM
- - Stu   Going to have to tip-toe through this lot... shoul...   Apr 4 2008, 09:00 AM
- - Doc   You hav to admit, cape verde is a compelling targe...   Apr 4 2008, 12:38 PM
- - jamescanvin   This is just the start of the sol 1487 pan but as ...   Apr 4 2008, 06:28 PM
|- - ustrax   Great blog, great pan! Looks like you'll h...   Apr 4 2008, 07:16 PM
|- - climber   QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Apr 4 2008, 08:28 PM...   Apr 6 2008, 12:28 PM
|- - jamescanvin   It looks like the 3rd row of the 1487 pan, that is...   Apr 6 2008, 05:27 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Apr 6 2008, 06:27 PM...   Apr 6 2008, 06:04 PM
|- - Ryan   Yep, didn't want to waste bits downlinking bla...   Apr 8 2008, 04:21 AM
- - Stu   Oh boy we're gonna see some sights over the ne...   Apr 5 2008, 11:45 PM
- - edstrick   ..."...as it shows the region we're all i...   Apr 6 2008, 05:28 AM
- - Stu   Couple more pieces of the puzzle filled in... I...   Apr 6 2008, 12:35 PM
- - Tesheiner   There are some fresh pictures on the Exploratorium...   Apr 8 2008, 12:42 PM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Apr 8 2008, 12:42 PM) ...   Apr 8 2008, 02:52 PM
- - Astro0   Animation of Tesheiner's and fredk's obser...   Apr 9 2008, 01:16 AM
- - Tesheiner   > This is going to be a long and winding road. ...   Apr 9 2008, 01:49 PM
- - mike   Fear not, they will reach their goal. They must.   Apr 10 2008, 03:34 AM
- - Tesheiner   I'm not sure to be correctly interpreting the ...   Apr 10 2008, 07:56 AM
- - djellison   View from Jan 11th of Oppy in Vic crater.   Apr 10 2008, 09:34 PM
- - climber   Nice to see her again from the sky. Is this the fi...   Apr 10 2008, 09:59 PM
- - Stu   That's really quite moving, seeing Oppy again ...   Apr 10 2008, 10:05 PM
- - SpaceListener   If there is much sleepage, Oppy must move back unt...   Apr 10 2008, 10:10 PM
- - Tesheiner   > If there is much sleepage, Oppy must move bac...   Apr 11 2008, 07:39 AM
- - Ant103   Hi, Still a long time without make pictures. So, ...   Apr 11 2008, 01:24 PM
|- - mike   Thanks for the desktop image.   Apr 12 2008, 09:23 AM
|- - BrianL   New pics up on exploratorium. Much close scrutiny ...   Apr 12 2008, 02:54 PM
- - Aussie   Hey Ant, Love your desktops and have had Cape St ...   Apr 12 2008, 08:37 AM
- - Ant103   QUOTE (Aussie @ Apr 12 2008, 10:37 AM) He...   Apr 12 2008, 04:43 PM
- - Sunspot   It looks like they may be stuck   Apr 12 2008, 07:07 PM
- - Aussie   Hi Ant, The 16/9 sizing was great. It was just th...   Apr 13 2008, 03:19 AM
- - Tesheiner   Another attempt to free the rover from the trap (I...   Apr 13 2008, 10:06 AM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Apr 13 2008, 10:06 AM)...   Apr 13 2008, 04:47 PM
|- - Aussie   QUOTE (fredk @ Apr 13 2008, 04:47 PM) But...   Apr 14 2008, 03:13 AM
|- - Tesheiner   QUOTE (fredk @ Apr 13 2008, 06:47 PM) Ser...   Apr 14 2008, 08:31 AM
|- - BrianL   What sort of physical situation can cause a rear w...   Apr 14 2008, 11:49 AM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Apr 14 2008, 08:31 AM)...   Apr 14 2008, 03:12 PM
- - Stu   Nice detail visible, even from this far away...   Apr 13 2008, 10:41 PM
- - djellison   The middle wheel digging in will do that quite eas...   Apr 14 2008, 11:57 AM
- - jamescanvin   If you compare the latest rhaz with some from a fe...   Apr 14 2008, 12:07 PM
- - Ant103   Good catch Fredk. I had the impression by looking ...   Apr 14 2008, 03:36 PM
- - Floyd   The rocker bogie system is great for getting over ...   Apr 14 2008, 06:42 PM
- - Stu   Next section of the latest pan...   Apr 14 2008, 07:41 PM
- - fredk   From The Martian Chronicals:QUOTE Opportunity has ...   Apr 15 2008, 03:27 AM
- - fredk   http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...ABP13...   Apr 15 2008, 03:13 PM
- - djellison   **** I'll get the low res MER model out when...   Apr 15 2008, 03:19 PM
|- - ustrax   Looks R-E-A-L-L-Y high to me Doug... Didn't...   Apr 15 2008, 03:52 PM
- - dot.dk   Did the IDD stall too? http://nasa.exploratori...   Apr 15 2008, 03:22 PM
- - djellison   Not front left. Middle right. Doug   Apr 15 2008, 04:18 PM
- - nprev   Good grief!!! That ain't right a...   Apr 15 2008, 05:37 PM
- - Sunspot   Good Grief... The middle wheel must be complete...   Apr 15 2008, 06:01 PM
|- - ugordan   What the heck?!?!   Apr 15 2008, 06:09 PM
- - Tesheiner   Aside of the "floating" wheel, the rover...   Apr 15 2008, 07:08 PM
- - Floyd   But the good news, looking at those two images, is...   Apr 15 2008, 07:21 PM
- - Tesheiner   Here're some mobility data associated to today...   Apr 15 2008, 08:04 PM
- - djellison   Actually - it's not as bad as I thought. My u...   Apr 15 2008, 08:31 PM
- - ilbasso   Excellent illustration and movie, Doug! Just ...   Apr 15 2008, 09:16 PM
- - nprev   Well done, Doug, and thank you! Man, that s...   Apr 15 2008, 09:45 PM
- - Stu   Having heard Steve S talking on this week's Pl...   Apr 15 2008, 10:17 PM
- - fredk   I agree there's work to do out on the plains. ...   Apr 16 2008, 12:55 AM
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