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From Concepción to the "Twin Craters", and beyond...
fredk
post Mar 10 2010, 03:22 AM
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Farewell Conception?
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post Mar 10 2010, 03:58 AM
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Sure looks that way. I reckon she covered about 55m to the WSW. Time for a new thread?
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post Mar 10 2010, 04:43 AM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Mar 9 2010, 02:35 PM) *
Wonder how much longer we'll be enjoying this view...?


I'm really enjoying the view of Concepcion now! laugh.gif
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post Mar 10 2010, 05:28 AM
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I may be misinterpreting, but it looks like we've left. I make a heading of Southeast.

Bye bye Concepcion... wheel.gif

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post Mar 10 2010, 06:58 AM
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As the great man used to say...

Allons-y!!!!

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Really enjoyed our stay at Concepcion, and think that in years to come the study of the "Chocolate Hills" will come to be seen as one of the mission highlights... wonder what the geologists learned about Mars' history there? ... but yes, time to move on. Wonders await!


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post Mar 10 2010, 11:43 AM
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Is everyone onboard? Next stop: Santa Maria! (with a brief halt at Twin Craters in order to satisfy your physiological needs Meridiani journeyers) smile.gif


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post Mar 10 2010, 11:47 AM
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There're roughly 600m from our current position to the twin craters and the odometry is now near 19500m, so that means the 20km mark will be reached during this leg.
20km! Unbelievable!
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post Mar 10 2010, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Mar 10 2010, 11:47 AM) *
20km! Unbelievable!


Yes, unbelievable but 3 months and 1 week behind schedule according to my predictions...are we there yet? laugh.gif
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post Mar 10 2010, 06:12 PM
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Hmmm. I like Concepcion... and I also like the Twin Craters... but which is best?

There's only one way to find out...

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post Mar 10 2010, 11:16 PM
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Is it possible to tell whether they formed at the same time, from one impact event, or are just next to each other by coincidence?
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post Mar 10 2010, 11:30 PM
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If one happened significantly later than the other, it would have mostly filled it (the earlier) in with ejecta.


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post Mar 10 2010, 11:31 PM
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I would guess the same time. If one was formed later, I would think ejectra from the second would be obvious in the first. Good question.

[edit] Shaka posted about 30 seconds faster.


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ngunn
post Mar 10 2010, 11:48 PM
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Even so, it's likely that one was formed just a fraction sooner than the other as sparated bolides are unlikely to travel at exactly the same speed. I reckon the one on the left is later by half a second (or less).
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Mirek
post Mar 11 2010, 12:15 AM
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I think that the key is the shape of the "border" wall between those two craters. It looks like both of their shapes have been altered by simultaneous formation.
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post Mar 11 2010, 09:18 PM
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Many if not most of the pancam and navcam images down at exploratorium today are corrupted. Problem with Oppy?
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