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Post Block Island Meteor Studies (The Western Route), The 6th Leg in our Zig Zag Journey to Endeavour Crater
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post Sep 13 2009, 09:58 AM
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I think it's time for a new thread for Opportunity after her Block Island Studies and time to think about where
the Mars Rover Drivers are going to send Her. Will they decide to head south of Block Island or go back
to the western route they were on before?

Where ever they go. I hope they find some more interesting surprises along the way.

One Question I do have regarding the Rovers. Have they ever found any Diamonds or Gold along the way
and if mars did have them. Would they be buried beneath the surface??? Something I've been wondering
about for a while if any precious metals would be on Mars or Not? I would say yes.

Time to start wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif
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post Sep 13 2009, 10:14 AM
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Patience, young Jedi, still a few things to see here I think. She'll roll on when she's ready! smile.gif


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post Sep 13 2009, 10:34 AM
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Actually she is. Opportunity left the area today, sol 2004, with a 70m drive; first N and then NW in the general direction of the previous western path.
We're on the road again!

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post Sep 13 2009, 11:03 AM
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Ah, I'd missed that. My apologies, Bobby; I honestly thought we'd spend a couple of sols looking at the bits of darker material scattered around BI. Well... Onwards it is then! smile.gif

( A look back at the "Tour of Block Island" on my "Road To Endeavour" blog, if anyone wants a look. )


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post Sep 13 2009, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (Bobby @ Sep 13 2009, 03:58 AM) *
Where ever they go. I hope they find some more interesting surprises along the way.


I agree, as long as they find them roving along the rim of Endeavour. biggrin.gif

As a great man once said, drive drive drive!
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post Sep 14 2009, 05:43 PM
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The Sol 2004 drive direction pan in color R1&R2


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post Sep 14 2009, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (Ant103 @ Sep 15 2009, 03:13 AM) *
2004 pan in color


Nice one, Ant!! If this were YouTube I'd give it ***** !!
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post Sep 14 2009, 10:37 PM
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I'll second that. The wheel tracks from the out and inbound legs are clearly visible on the mosaic.
Today is another driving sol. My take is that we'll catch that path and continue WNW until the same or similar point as during sol 1950, stopping for a quick science stop at those two craters Kaiko and Dolphin/Nereus.

Incidentally, I'm not really sure about the name of that second crater. The name "Dolphin" comes from the sequence used to shot the crater's pancam mosaic during sol 1950. However, it is named as "Nereus" on the monthly report from July. I'm tempted to take the second one as the correct one but it would be great if someone could confirm it.
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post Sep 15 2009, 08:05 AM
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Here are my recent drive direction mosaics:

2002


and 2004


Both link to the same page.

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post Sep 15 2009, 01:51 PM
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Navcam images from sol 2006 after yet another 70m drive available here: http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...cam/2009-09-15/
Wait! What's this, we're not alone; two more rovers are around here! tongue.gif
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post Sep 15 2009, 03:05 PM
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Shouldn't we be on the other side of the highway? Or are we using British driving conventions? smile.gif

(So was Block Island just a roundabout?)


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post Sep 15 2009, 04:26 PM
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My version of the Sol 2006 pan :


And just for the fun, a rectilinear version wink.gif

ps : HughFromAlice, thanks wink.gif.
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post Sep 15 2009, 07:54 PM
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So much for "the road less traveled", hehee. Roll on, Oppy!
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Sep 15 2009, 03:51 PM) *
Wait! What's this, we're not alone; two more rovers are around here! tongue.gif

It reminds me of this (from Tintin au pays de l'or noir):
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post Sep 15 2009, 08:37 PM
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Hey, wait a minute - Winnie the Pooh did that first...

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