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gregp1962
post Mar 27 2005, 09:41 PM
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The satellite pics of Viking indicate a darker carater. Not a ghost looking thing like Vostok. I'm not convinced that we're there yet.
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post Mar 27 2005, 10:58 PM
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QUOTE (gregp1962 @ Mar 27 2005, 09:38 PM)



Debris from Viking (lower) and Voyager crater (upper)
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...00P2395L2M1.JPG

Part of tiny crater north of Viking (look closely just west of last location I posted)
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...00P2663L5M1.JPG
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post Mar 28 2005, 07:43 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe we're about to cross something of another milestone. To my extremely amateur eye, it looks like we are very very close to leaving the landing ellipse...... msss image cool.gif amazing.
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post Mar 28 2005, 08:22 AM
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The planetary society has an update on the rovers:

http://planetary.org/news/2005/mer-update_0325.html

And if I read it correctly, from now on we should use the name 'Erebus' for the 'Albert' crater. smile.gif

"Once Opportunity reaches Viking and Voyager, the rover has another 800 meters to go to get to the next target on the list -- Erebus, a feature 300 meters in diameter that looks like a filled-in, largely eroded crater. "It's interesting enough that we want to take a closer look," Crisp said."
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post Mar 28 2005, 05:12 PM
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Hui, I've looked among the greek gods and "Erebus" or "Erebos" was the greek god of darkness. By Homer it was the dark residence from the shadows of the dead. unsure.gif

There, "Albert" cannot to keep up! BTW, who was "Albert" actually? tongue.gif

I would mean that ancient name matches to this crater, dosen't it?


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post Mar 28 2005, 06:13 PM
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I just picked Albert - because Albert was Queen Victorias Husband. I also started refering to the dark area to the NW of 'Erebus' as 'The Albert Dock'. For those who have visited Liverpool - that'll make sense smile.gif

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post Mar 28 2005, 08:31 PM
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Hey Alan,

What's the source for this image? Is there a stereo pair for it? The resolution must be on the sub 10m scale.

http://s05.imagehost.org/view.php?image=/0..._albert_414.jpg


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post Mar 28 2005, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (aldo12xu @ Mar 28 2005, 08:31 PM)
Hey Alan,

What's the source for this image?  Is there a stereo pair for it?  The resolution must be on the sub 10m scale.

http://s05.imagehost.org/view.php?image=/0..._albert_414.jpg
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http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/r10_r15/im...5/R1500822.html

It may form a stereo pair with this one

http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/r10_r15/im...5/R1502302.html
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post Mar 28 2005, 10:38 PM
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The left wheel doesn't like that dune!!! smile.gif Oh well...

http://qt.exploratorium.edu:16080/mars/opp...08P1214L0M1.JPG
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post Mar 28 2005, 11:07 PM
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Hui, I've looked among the greek gods and "Erebus" or "Erebos" was the greek god of darkness. By Homer it was the dark residence from the shadows of the dead.


That is right. However, I think that the MER team are continuing the current practice of naming craters after exploration vessels. HMS Erebus was commanded by the explorer James Clark Ross on two voyages to Antarctica in 1841 and 1843. On the first voyage, the explorers discovered and named the volcano Mt Erebus (later climbed by Shackelton's crew). The ship was lost seeking the Northwest passage around 1845-6.

The MOC pictures show a fair amount of relief on the west and southwest edges. (Could be an illusion I know.) So it will be interesting to see if there are any deep layers exposed, as well as what is making the floor of the crater so dark.
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post Mar 28 2005, 11:19 PM
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What's then the source(s) for the composite image of Victoria & Endurance (this thread p. 12, by Sunspot) - which I suspect forms at least kind of stereo pair with the southeastern corner of the mentioned http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/r10_r15/im...5/R1500822.html ? (my attachments p. 16)
Was the picture of Vic taken from some larger context image? If it was, it could mean there already exists some suitable imagery for hammering together 3-D pics about some of the etched terrain near Oppy's present location.
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post Mar 28 2005, 11:20 PM
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QUOTE (ObsessedWithWorlds @ Mar 28 2005, 10:38 PM)
The left wheel doesn't like that dune!!!  smile.gif  Oh well...

http://qt.exploratorium.edu:16080/mars/opp...08P1214L0M1.JPG
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They've changed driving direction and are now driving across the dunes and appear to be heading for one of the craters...
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post Mar 28 2005, 11:49 PM
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QUOTE (Sunspot @ Mar 28 2005, 11:20 PM)
They've changed driving direction and are now driving across the dunes and appear to be heading for one of the craters...
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Considering the field of view of the hazcam's, if you see something in them, they aren't just heading for it - the rover's basicly there. Counting the dune crests to the crater, it is about 5 dune-widths away, so real close.

Too bad there isn't navcam imagery yet.


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post Mar 28 2005, 11:59 PM
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Hi all,

i was looking at the pancam from the last sol and wondered if that could be another meteorite, like the one they found near the heat shield ?

http://qt.exploratorium.edu:16080/mars/opp...00P2291L1M1.JPG
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QUOTE (David S. @ Mar 28 2005, 11:59 PM)
i was looking at the pancam from the last sol and wondered if that could be another meteorite, like the one they found near the heat shield ?

http://qt.exploratorium.edu:16080/mars/opp...00P2291L1M1.JPG
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I noticed the resemblance in the rock too. Unfortuately the image is not from the last sol but from sol 409 at 12:16, which is 9 days ago! That place is over 700 metres behind now.


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