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To the Cape! (part 2), For real this time!
fredk
post Jun 19 2008, 03:32 PM
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Another big drive downslope tosol (1565). The navcam view of Verde is now reminiscent of the previous best pancam views!
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If we can make it across the scattered rocks immediately in front of us, it looks like a good, drivable rocky surface at the base of the cliff...

We're now by far at the deepest point we've ever been on this mission. I wonder if these rock slabs that we're sitting on are original to this depth or tumbled down long ago.
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post Jun 19 2008, 04:45 PM
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We're gonna need your "man in black" for scale, Fredk !


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post Jun 19 2008, 09:02 PM
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Sweet Fancy Moses! So nice to be moving again!


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post Jun 19 2008, 11:15 PM
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This cliff structure reminds me of sandstones I saw in Colorado that were the reminents of old sand dunes.


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AndyG
post Jun 20 2008, 08:47 AM
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Assuming the range is 16m or so, and our fredk is around 1.8m, I'd say something like this:



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post Jun 20 2008, 09:20 AM
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Looks like the perfect spot for another picnic.
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post Jun 20 2008, 09:37 AM
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QUOTE (ngunn @ Jun 20 2008, 09:20 AM) *
Looks like the perfect spot for another picnic.


But it's very dangerous place.
We can find missing Miranda, Irma and Marion.
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post Jun 20 2008, 09:58 AM
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We are very near.
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...ARP1211R0M1.JPG


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post Jun 20 2008, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Jun 19 2008, 05:32 PM) *
The navcam view of Verde is now reminiscent of the previous best pancam views!

Now, look at THIS!!! blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif
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Edited: Just 10 meters up to the wall!

QUOTE (ngunn @ Jun 20 2008, 11:20 AM) *
Looks like the perfect spot for another picnic.

Agree. It's time for another UMSF BBQ!
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post Jun 20 2008, 10:59 AM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Jun 20 2008, 11:45 AM) *
Now, look at THIS!!! blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif


And that sequence is labelled as: pancam_drive_dir_L7R1 !!! smile.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

Amazing.

I was thinking the same about this being a nice spot for lunch. smile.gif

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post Jun 20 2008, 12:45 PM
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Looks like it's a popular place here - someone forgot his picnic basket rolleyes.gif


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post Jun 20 2008, 01:08 PM
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A few frames from an imaginary movie "zooming in" on the present position:







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post Jun 20 2008, 01:59 PM
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Yes! THIS is what we came all this way to see!

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post Jun 20 2008, 03:15 PM
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"MY GOD! IT'S FULL OF BAKLAVA!"

It's really been a good week on Mars....


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post Jun 21 2008, 08:43 AM
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I must say this is an impressive view of the Cape.(considering my pessimism for this drive)

However if they wish to get closer, i would recomend hard hats laugh.gif
Seriously, do we have to worry about falling rocks fro the cliff? unsure.gif


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