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Lunokhod 2 found! .... and guess who found it?
maycm
post Mar 17 2010, 12:33 PM
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UMSF's very own Phil Stooke hits the headlines. I'm going to suggest he's either too modest to post this himself, or I simply missed it elsewhere on the forum.

Congrats!


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EDIT - Found it in a different thread - congrats all the same.

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post Mar 17 2010, 01:23 PM
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We read it here first. smile.gif
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post Mar 17 2010, 02:17 PM
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Congrats to Phil!


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post Mar 17 2010, 02:48 PM
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The Register's article is occasionally amusing and surprisingly thorough; I really liked this line:

"NASA released a fresh batch of LRO imagery this week, and Ontario based moon-map boffin Phil Stooke was on it like a rat up a drainpipe looking for the lost Lunokhod."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/17/lunokhod_2_located/
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post Mar 17 2010, 04:03 PM
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I got a good laugh out of that one.


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post Mar 17 2010, 04:49 PM
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Rat up a drainpipe - good one! Very Barry McKenzie!


OK people, much though it pains me to say this, I have to set the record straight. I have just had an email from Sasha Basilevsky... his colleague Sergei Gerasimov has a correction to this story. I attach an image annotated by Sasha but based on Sergei's work.

The dark spot I noted is adjacent to the little crater where the soil-on-the-radiator accident happened. It must be a 'donut' caused by a turn in place after escaping from the crater. I was trying to figure out why those tracks south of the rover looked double - Sergei's image shows that Lunokhod 2 drove south again over its old tracks, then turned east and north - I missed those fainter tracks. And at the top of them is a very bright spot which is in fact Lunokhod 2.

So I was wrong. As so often in the past! Sorry about that.

Phil

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post Mar 17 2010, 05:17 PM
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One more slip-up like that Phil and you'll have to turn in your "boffin" credentials.


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post Mar 17 2010, 06:38 PM
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Phil, you've even made the headlines on FARK! laugh.gif

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=5117400

"Hello, this is Phil. We found your lost vehicle. You had crashed it in a different place than you thought. But it's still on the Moon..."


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post Mar 17 2010, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Mar 17 2010, 11:17 AM) *
One more slip-up like that Phil and you'll have to turn in your "boffin" credentials.


Wrong or not you made cbc.ca too

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/03...er-picture.html
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post Mar 17 2010, 06:41 PM
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Well the Hollywood types claim that the worst publicity is NO publicity. So L2 is north and east and the blotchy pixels are the "dirt in the cover" crater?

I call it two mysteries solved, Phil, and bravo to you for digging in there and bravo to Sasha Basilevsky and Sergei Gerasimenko for putting the matter to rest.

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post Mar 17 2010, 06:59 PM
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Hey Phil,

Alot of LRO images were released this week and I think I can show you where to find the Russian landers and a rover...!

...oh wait...

...never mind....

<congrats!, Selene continues to smile on you! >

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post Mar 17 2010, 07:59 PM
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Phil...you fluffy canadian astronomer...come here and let me hug you! smile.gif


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post Mar 17 2010, 08:18 PM
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Phil, details aside, you rock; incredible work!!!

(And yes, I do say that to all the cartographers I know!) smile.gif


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post Mar 18 2010, 04:12 AM
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i just read this over at /.
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A professor of geography, Phil Stooke, solved the 37-year-old space mystery of the disappearance of the Lunokhod 2 using images released by NASA.


well good for you and congrats.
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post Mar 18 2010, 01:24 PM
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Congrats Phil! Awesome find!


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