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Exit Pool, Predict when Opportunity will exit Victoria Crater?
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post Jul 11 2008, 10:07 PM
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My guess is we are probably within 3 months of Opportunity leaving Victoria Crater?

Which SOL will she leave?

I predict SOL 1640
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post Jul 11 2008, 10:30 PM
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post Jul 11 2008, 10:32 PM
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Oh hell.
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post Jul 11 2008, 11:07 PM
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Dibs on "never". Yes, that's right. My incredible prognosticating record is hitching its horse this time to some catastrophic event that will see Opportunity unable to leave Victoria. Hey, why be just another wrong number, when you can be either spectacularly wrong or frighteningly prescient? wink.gif

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post Jul 11 2008, 11:35 PM
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I can't imagine them leaving before the spring equinox (Dec 26) so that they can go up to the wall w/o shadow as well as being able to get a pan of Cave Verde in full sunlight. Also, don't forget that solar conjunction is between Nov 18 and December 24. So my guess is February 1st. Can someone please translate that to a sol number?
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post Jul 11 2008, 11:52 PM
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I'm going to go with March 1st, or never.
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post Jul 12 2008, 12:36 AM
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post Jul 12 2008, 12:42 AM
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THAT is a poser. I'm inclined to vote "never" myself, but think I'll go with, say, November 12.

Burns is gonna be absolutely fascinating, but I also think that gaining access to all spots of interest on the cliff face as well as the scree rocks will be problematic; it'll take a lot of time due to careful planning and taking "baby steps" to look out for sand traps. If Oppy survives, there will come a time to back out & at least go look at other interesting places on the rim of Vicky.

I don't see her setting course for other destinations, though, unfortunately.


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post Jul 12 2008, 01:18 AM
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We need to define more closely what we mean by "leave". Is it that Opportunity would be (1) going back up to the crater rim and out onto the plain again, or (2) exiting the crater's vicinity for other locales?


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post Jul 12 2008, 02:16 AM
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True. I interpreted it to mean physically exiting the interior of the crater.


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post Jul 12 2008, 05:17 AM
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SOL 1675

What does the winner get? I already have several Bentleys. unsure.gif
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post Aug 29 2008, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (BrianL @ Jul 11 2008, 06:07 PM) *
Dibs on "never".


Yes!!! My perfect record remains intact. laugh.gif
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