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dvandorn
post Jul 20 2009, 12:59 AM
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Which reminds me -- I would have to imagine that the LROC images will be good enough that we'll be able to make out the enormous mousetrap built by the lost Apollo crew at Sinus Medii, right?

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post Jul 20 2009, 10:16 AM
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Some very interesting stuff on this forum's LRO thread. Can't read French but the analysis of the LRO pics is fascinating...

http://www.forum-conquete-spatiale.fr/la-l...r-lro-t8404.htm



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post Jul 20 2009, 12:04 PM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 20 2009, 06:16 AM) *
Some very interesting stuff on this forum's LRO thread. Can't read French but the analysis of the LRO pics is fascinating...

http://www.forum-conquete-spatiale.fr/la-l...r-lro-t8404.htm


Babelfish does a pretty good translation job though:

Le Forum de la Conquête Spatiale


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post Jul 20 2009, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 20 2009, 12:16 PM) *
Some very interesting stuff on this forum's LRO thread. Can't read French but the analysis of the LRO pics is fascinating...

This is easy French actually. Putting the mouse on the world you are looking for translation is enough. I can help with Rocher=Rock and Ombre=Shadow the rest in the pictures is evident.
I agree it's fascinating...and link has been already posted here (post#79 by lightning)


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post Jul 20 2009, 12:21 PM
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QUOTE (jmknapp @ Jul 20 2009, 02:04 PM) *
Babelfish does a pretty good translation job though:

OK, you're right... except Maintenant which means "NOW" and not Maintaining rolleyes.gif


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post Jul 20 2009, 01:05 PM
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Some really good analysis "a la française."

Ariane 68 complains that his sister (he's not so sure now she really is his sister), about the LRO pics and the landings, is certain "c'est du pipo" (as he bangs his head against a brick wall).

I don't know what pipo means, but I think the Hoaxers are certainly "du pipo."

And how come we don't have a head-banging-a-brick-wall emoticon?
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post Jul 20 2009, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE (Paul Fjeld @ Jul 20 2009, 02:05 PM) *
And how come we don't have a head-banging-a-brick-wall emoticon?


Because it would get used so much here that there's a very real possibility we might break the internet.

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post Jul 20 2009, 05:35 PM
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QUOTE (Paul Fjeld @ Jul 20 2009, 09:05 AM) *
And how come we don't have a head-banging-a-brick-wall emoticon?


C'est une petite étape pour un homme, un saut géant pour l'humanité.



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post Jul 20 2009, 05:48 PM
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Thanks! You've done your good deed for the day...

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post Jul 20 2009, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jul 19 2009, 07:36 PM) *
I know it has a lot to do with a variety of factors, including sun angle and such, but I'm impressed that the MET tracks in the Fra Mauro images are more visible than LRV tracks are in the Hadley, Descartes and Taurus-Littrow images.

Perhaps the tracks at Fra Mauro are more visible because they are accompanied by a track of footprints (which are more visible in the J-mission site images than are areas where you would only find LRV tracks). But I'm a little surprised that LRV tracks, when unaccompanied by footprint tracks, are far less visible than I would have expected.

-the other Doug

I wonder if the LRV obscures its own tracks as it goes, by scattering a layer of regolith over the freshly laid tracks. Presumably this would be less of a factor with footprints, MET tracks, Lunokhod tracks, and MER tracks, because of a slower rate of travel.
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post Jul 20 2009, 06:10 PM
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I seem to recall the LRV did kick up a lot of soil as it sped along, it did indeed go pretty fast sometimes.
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post Jul 20 2009, 06:19 PM
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I don't think the dust raining down obscured them very much, but there were two tracks from the rover (essentially) but each one was less obvious than an astronaut's I think:

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/...7-140-21357.jpg
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post Jul 21 2009, 10:36 AM
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This might be of interest. I was at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on Sunday, and while driving around looking for parking I noticed that there is a life size LEM outside the building on the south side of the building. When I went home I went to Google Earth to see if I could compare the view of the LEM at the museum to the Eagle. It looks like the Google "eye altitude" that the Eagle picture was taken at was between 2500-3500'. This of course would refer to the apparent altitude of the LRO taking into account the magnification of the LROs zoom lens and or processing.

You can see the Franklin Institute LEM here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source...6595&li=lmd

If you have trouble locating it, it is on the Race Street side of the building between North 20th Street, and North 21st Street.

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post Jul 21 2009, 01:23 PM
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That's cool disamuel smile.gif
A nice way to reference LRO's LM images.

Any other outdoor LMs that people know about?
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post Jul 21 2009, 06:49 PM
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Great idea about the Franklin Institute LM

Here is a link about LM 14

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