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Endeavour Crater, And again shall we conquer the Remoteness
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post Oct 1 2008, 12:13 AM
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Tesheiner...don't you ever sleep?!
I've tried to make an anaglyph out of it but it didn't seem to work out...at least...we can see it clearer!

And we still have marswiggle images to play around...let me just have some sleep... smile.gif


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post Oct 1 2008, 12:53 AM
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Rogelio asked if Opportunity might have gone somewhere else if we had known it would last so long. Doug said there were a million possible answers. I will suggest that's not likely.

I have examined the CTX images of the region around the landing site. Truth is, there are no other enticing targets. There's a sort of ghost crater north of the landing site, but nowhere near as interesting looking as Victoria. There's some messy looking etched terrain much further north, but nowhere near as interesting-looking as the band to the south. (Actually, I think the etched terrain looked more interesting than it was.) Regardless of how long the rover might last, south was by far the best way to go.

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post Oct 1 2008, 03:42 AM
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I would add to the "if we knew" possibilities, that in hindsight we might have swung to the East around the major dunes, arrived at Victoria sooner and might already be halfway to Endeavor.

Now if only my Delorean time machine would start. rolleyes.gif


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post Oct 1 2008, 05:48 AM
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One for our Cheerleader...

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I know Oppy will never reach it, but I still think this mesa/butte/whateveritis down in the southern part of Endeavour deserves a really cool name...

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Rui..?


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post Oct 1 2008, 01:31 PM
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How about...Medusa.


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post Oct 1 2008, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Oct 1 2008, 04:31 PM) *
How about...Medusa.


I concur. Great name Dan.
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post Oct 1 2008, 01:44 PM
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Medusa, whos head Persus gave to......ATHENA (our MER payload!)
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post Oct 1 2008, 02:09 PM
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Is that a challenge?...Accepted! smile.gif

Jiigurru (Lizard Island)

I see the head of a Varanus Gouldii (sand monitor) poking out from the sand there...maybe just a case of malfunctioning pareidolia... rolleyes.gif

And it goes towards what I was thinking about Endeavour's names, the crew for features along the rim and for features inside the crater itself I thought about using names of places visited by the vessel on its journey of exploration.

"To European eyes, Jiigurru appeared almost formidable. In August 1770, during his exploration of Australia's east coast, Lieutenant James Cook wrote, "It is mostly high land very rocky and barren except on the NW side where there are some sandy bays and low land, which last is cover'd with thin long grass trees etc the same as upon the Main(land)".

He was impressed by Gould's sand monitor (Varanus gouldii). "The only Land-animals we saw here were lizards and these seem'd to be plenty which occasioned my naming the island Lizard Island""


From here.

Do you like it? smile.gif

EDITED: Here I was taking my time doing some serious research ( tongue.gif ) for naming properly this feature and Dan just overthrow the pile of old manuscripts and charts I had on the desk... rolleyes.gif


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post Oct 1 2008, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 1 2008, 03:28 PM) *
I know Oppy will never reach it, <snip>

Why not? smile.gif
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Oct 1 2008, 03:22 PM) *
Why not? smile.gif


Cos after reaching the rim of Endeavour she's setting off for Valles Marineris, silly... wink.gif


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post Oct 1 2008, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 1 2008, 03:28 PM) *
I know Oppy will never reach it, but I still think this mesa/butte/whateveritis down in the southern part of Endeavour deserves a really cool name...
Rui..?

Stu, please do NOT associate in the same sentence the two words I put in bold in your post wink.gif


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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Oct 1 2008, 03:31 PM) *
How about...Medusa.

Not sure it is appropriate :
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QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 1 2008, 06:44 AM) *
Medusa, whos head Persus gave to......ATHENA (our MER payload!)


One of the best (unofficial) names ever...
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Was Ithaca dropped in favor of Endeavor for Big Crater ?



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